Russia refuses foreign components in the production of the famous Ansat helicopters

The Kazan Aviation Plant has announced that it is working on a plan to eliminate all imported components that will be used in the development of the Ansat multipurpose helicopter.

On this occasion, the President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, said: “The Kazan Aviation Helicopter Plant intends to complete its program to replace all Iranian imports, which are used to develop its Ansat helicopters.

Minnikhanov pointed out that when working on the new plan, it is necessary to maintain the pace of production at the specified plant, since at least 100 helicopters are produced there annually.

For his part, Aleksey Garipov, Deputy General Director, Chief Designer of the plant, said: “Our plant is working on a plan to be able to offer the Ansat helicopter made entirely from domestic components as soon as possible. We have already replaced 14 foreign components, and over the replacement the rest are working.”

The Ansat, produced at the Russian Kazan Aviation Plant, belongs to the category of light multi-purpose helicopters, and one of its distinguishing features is a special design that makes it easy to convert it into a medical helicopter or a helicopter for transporting goods or passengers, as it is able to operate in the most severe weather conditions at temperatures from -45 to +50 degrees Celsius.

Source: Weapons of Russia