India will receive Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. The delivery agreement was signed on October 15 in the Indian state of Goa. As Interfax news agency reported, S-400 Triumf long-range anti-aircraft missile systems are currently used in Syria for the defense of the Khmeimim Russian military base. In August 2016, one of the anti-aircraft missile air defense regiments, based in the Crimea, received these missile systems.
In addition to the agreement with India, there is an agreement on the supply of S-400 missile systems to China. “We are currently arming our own armed forces with these missile systems and make an exception only for the states that are close to us, such as India and China,” the agency quoted the deputy prime minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogozin.
Moreover, a nine-year agreement between Moscow and Delhi, providing for the production of 200 Ka-226T helicopters at the specially created joint Russian-Indian venture plant, was signed. The first 60 helicopters are expected to be produced in Russia; the remaining portion of helicopters, in India.
“For the first time, we are ready to offer deep localization of the production of our helicopters, including organization of production of different helicopter components and assemblies,” the CEO of the Holding Company "Helicopters of Russia", Alexander Mikheev, stated.
The Ka-226T light, multi-purpose helicopter is capable of carrying up to one ton of payload. Its distinctive feature is a modular design: a transport compartment as well as modules equipped with special equipment can be mounted on the helicopter.