ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Aug 2018
On 31 August 2018, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade awarded 995 million rubles (USD 14.7m) in design and testing subsidies to the manufacturer of the Mi-38 helicopter.
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State Procurement Registry, entry ID 0173100009518000220, http://zakupki.gov.ru/epz/order/notice/ok44/view/common-info.html?regNumber=0173100009518000220
On 31 August 2018, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade awarded 995 million rubles (USD 14.7m) in R&D subsidies to the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, to finalize the Mi-38/10 helicopter. The subsidy was formalized as a tender, which Mil, being the traditional manufacturer and designed of the Mi series, predictably won. If the tender would have been won by another, invariably state-controlled, construction bureau, the Mil would have been handed over the results of R&D for manufacturing.
The dual-use Mi-38 is considered comparable to the British-Italian AgustaWestland EH101, the American Sikorsky S-92 and the Chinese Changhe Z-18.
The allocation is done within the Helicopter Manufacturing component of the Russian State Program on the Development of Aircraft Manufacturing in 2013-2025. The program singles out the development of Mi-38.