Monday, July 22, 2024

Iran to purchase Russian «Ansat» helicopters for air ambulances

According to Russia’s Kazan Helicopters manufacturing company director general, a subsidiary of the holding, is ready to deliver its Ansat multipurpose utility helicopters to Iran.

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran intends to purchase ANSAT helicopters produced by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, the press service of the President of Tatarstan announced.

A meeting of Prime Minister of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov with a delegation of Iran headed by the deputy head of the Ministry of Health Sadrossadat Seyed Ali Seyed Mostafa took place today.


“During the meeting, the sides discussed a number of areas for further fruitful cooperation and in particular the purchase of helicopters by Iran,” RIA Novosti reports.

Today in the Russian military operation are more than 30 helicopters “ANSAT” in training modification “ANSAT-U”. May 22, 2015, Holding “Helicopters of Russia” within the VIII International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2015 concluded the first two contracts for the supply of modernized light passenger helicopters “ANSAT”.

VIP version was certified on December 30, 2015.Ansat-UT’s are to be fitted with wheeled landing gear, instead of skids. It is offered by Kazan Helicopters for the Russian and foreign markets, and for the Russian Air Force. Estimated price is about US$5,5-6 million

The Ansat is of a classic construction. It takes a pilot and 10 passengers (one of them sits next to the pilot). The fuselage has a pair of doors in pilot’s cab, and a pair of upwards and downwards opening side doors in transport compartment. After the seats have been removed, it can take 1000 kg of cargo inside. On external hook, it can take 1300 kg of load. It is powered with two PW207K turboshaft engines, which produce 630 shp each. It features a four-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor.

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