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Indian MoD issues follow-on RFP for 200 Ka-226T helicopter

India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a follow-on request for proposal (RFP) to the India-Russia Helicopters Limited Company for 200 Kamov Ka-226T 'Hoodlum' light multirole helicopters that are to be acquired for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) for an estimated USD1 billion.

The RFP was submitted around 26 August to the company, which is a joint venture (JV) between India's state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Russian Helicopters, industry officials told Jane's , adding that the latest RFP "is more detailed than the one issued in May".

HAL sources told Jane's on 8 September that the RFP incorporates comprehensive technical and commercial bids for the helicopter tender, which includes the import of 60 twin-engine Ka-226Ts from Russia in fly-away condition.

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