MOSCOW, August 6. /TASS/. Russia and China will sign a heavy helicopter development contract by the year-end, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Andrey Boginsky said on Thursday.
"The memorandum was signed in May. Preparation of an intergovernmental agreement is currently underway, while the second part is to draft a contract between two business companies. We expect both documents will be prepared and signed by the year-end," Boginsky said.
The deputy minister does not rule out the project will be discussed at Russia’s MAKS air and space show that will take place in the Moscow Region late in August. "Certain negotiations may take place," he added.