Interception by Ukrainians of a contract for the repair of Russian Mi-17 is unlikely to save Motor Sich

After the collapse of the USSR, competition began between Russia and Ukraine in a number of industries, this was especially evident in the aviation industry. In 2014, Kiev refused any cooperation with Moscow and began to wage an uncompromising struggle, interfering with activities, taking away customers, their orders and money, writes the Chinese newspaper Sohu.

Recently, the Ukrainians decided to strike at the Russian helicopter business. After that the Russian Helicopters holding (part of Rostec) published an official statement.

It said that the Ukrainian company Motor Sich had agreed to carry out illegal repairs to a pair of Mi-17V-5 helicopters of the Afghan Air Force. The Russians have warned that Afghan servicemen are risking their lives as Ukrainian factories cannot provide the required level of work.

Poor quality repairs can turn into big problems during the operation of rotary-wing aircraft. Moreover, not only the military of Afghanistan, but also of other countries, including the United States, can suffer, as they often use such technique.

Moscow made good money on the maintenance of equipment purchased from it and after-sales service. However, Kiev decided to encroach on part of the income, and at the same time help its industry. But the interception by the Ukrainians of one contract for the repair of these two helicopters is unlikely to save Motor Sich from ruin.

Today, Ukraine, with NATO support, is trying to wrest contracts from Russia for helicopter repairs, which in itself is a desperate move. Russian helicopter manufacturers have been actively introducing their aircraft engines for five years, because the Ukrainians themselves have refused to cooperate. Now Moscow will begin to talk even harder with Kiev and fight against manifestations of unfair competition, summed up the publication from the PRC.

Note that before this Sohu told readers, how having deprived Moscow of aircraft engines, Kiev itself began to destroy an entire industry in its country.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 December 2020 20: 31
    There is no limit to my indignation. Is it necessary to be sick with your head in order to give up such an industry to be torn apart by the United States without resistance? How is it necessary to be dependent on the United States, or a traitor to the Russian world, in order to voluntarily abandon such an industry and the Russian people ?! One had only to lift a finger, and if not all, then half of Ukraine would have been under the control of the Kremlin in 2014! Mediocrity! They created problems for themselves out of the blue !!!
  2. ODRAP Offline ODRAP
    ODRAP (Alexey) 15 December 2020 22: 54
    Helicopter TVZ, produced, repaired and serviced a plant in Zaporozhye.
    Repair anywhere, not licensed. Or, are there already purely Russian engines? belay
    By the way, there is no need to save MC, "rumors of death are greatly exaggerated" (c)