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VK-2500 engines in production

11th January 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Russia’s deputy defence minister responsible for procurement, Yury Borisov has revealed that the Klimov Company in St Petersburg delivered 60 VK-2500 engines in 2016 – assembled entirely from Russian-made parts.

Rated between 2,400 and 2,700shp in One Engine Inoperative mode, these new engines are intended to power the Russian Air and Space Force helicopters.

The fleet includes models such as the Mi-8AMTSh-V/VA used for assault transport, as well as three in production attack models, the Mi-35M, Mi-28N/UB and the Ka-52, slated for delivery in 2017.

As many as 100 engines are planned for production in 2017, again to power helicopters delivered

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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