Turchynov outlined the prospects of the Ukrainian helicopters

Турчинов очертил перспективы украинских вертолетов

Ukrainian light helicopters

Helicopters of the Ukrainian production is much cheaper abroad and can “afford” the average enterprise.

Newest helicopters of Ukrainian origin have good prospects to use for the needs of both security and civilian sector. On Friday, August 3, said the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov during a visit of the enterprises-manufacturers of helicopters Winston Aero and Chezar, the press service of the Ministry.

“In addition to the security sector and defense, helicopter production is a very promising direction for the civil sector. Light helicopters – mobile and fast, can solve the problem of transportation. It’s time to look at the helicopter as normal and effective means of transport”, – he said

According to Turchynov, the promising young designers and engineers create a light multi-purpose helicopters, which “can be used in the border troops, the SSES for the detection and localization of emergency situations, for reconnaissance and combat missions of the tactical level in the Armed forces and others”.

At the same time, the NSDC Secretary emphasized the unwillingness of the domestic infrastructure for widespread use of helicopters as a vehicle that “can change quickly”.

“Ukraine has a lot of problems with the construction of roads, which can be solved quite difficult and slow. But the sky meets the best European standards without investment and he doesn’t need patching, which can steal the money. Therefore, light helicopters can be in demand in the domestic market, and the price, offered by Ukrainian producers, much lower than their foreign counterparts. Today these helicopters can “afford” the average company”, – concluded the Secretary of the NSDC.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine and France signed a contract for the supply of helicopters. The contract gives the possibility to obtain 55 modern helicopters that will be used in the security system. The deal will amount to 555 million euros.

It is expected that the first four Super Puma helicopters, Airbus Helicopters will arrive in the country until the end of 2018.

 

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