One of the leading Russian manufacturer of aircraft engines, JSC "Klimov" December 18 finishes testing a new engine for the carrier-based aircraft — a new aircraft engine RD-33MK — and starts to test the latest domestic engine for combat helicopters VK-2500, said on Monday the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin .
December 18th the company will be awarded the act of state test bench RD-33MK jet, which will be installed on the domestic carrier-based aircraft.
Speaking of engines for helicopters, Deputy Prime Minister said that the launch of the program will in 2013 issue 50 such engines to be installed on military helicopters Ka-52 and Mi-28 — "In general, we expect that in 2015" Klimov "will produce between 400 and VK-2500 engines, that is, we will be able to equip 200 helicopters including spare engines," — he added.
In addition, on December 18 at "Klimov" will open a new manufacturing facility, which will be located outside of St. Petersburg. It is expected that it will be at full capacity in the summer of 2013.