Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
WADA: Legendary Isinbayeva suits role of ambassador for clean sports in RussiaSport May 26, 19:33
Russia working on advanced air defense systemMilitary & Defense May 26, 19:17
WADA receives Russia’s new national anti-doping planSport May 26, 19:14
Moldova’s ruling pro-European coalition breaks upWorld May 26, 19:12
MOSCOW, August 25. /TASS/. Russia has found a solution for a heavy helicopter’s new engine instead of the Ukrainian analog, Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday.
"We have found it [the import substitution option]. I’ll go to Perm again soon to hear ready proposals prepared by our engine makers. They have already found a solution, which we, in principle, have brought to the notice of the Chinese side. We no longer depend on any one in this area," Rogozin said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV Channel."
The Russian-Chinese project of developing a heavy helicopter is being implemented successfully enough, the vice-premier said.
The engine for the heavy helicopter remained a major problem until now, he added.
"After what happened in Kiev: the Maidan and the seizure of power by putschists, it became clear that we had to look for new options [for the new engine] inside Russia and we found it," Rogozin said.
"The development of the new engine will take five years," the vice-premier said.
Russia has no "big interest" in this heavy helicopter but this helicopter has large export potential, Rogozin said, adding this was a good commercial project.