Ufa engine industrial Association (part of Rostec UEC) plans before year-end to make a "hot part" of the engine demonstrator VC-650V to replace the French light helicopter Ka-226T, told journalists managing Director of the company Eugene Semipalitinsk.
In September 2019, the chief designer of UEC Yuri Smolin in an interview with RIA Novosti said that Russian engine VC-650V for the Ka-226 to be assembled in the near future. He also said that if the helicopter "Ansat" will be enough engine power 600 or 700 HP, then the VC-650V will also be invited to the "Russian Helicopters".
Ulan-Ude aviation plant (U-UAZ, enters into holding "Russian Helicopters" Rostec) plans to start production of several new helicopters and has already begun to recruit qualified staff for these projects, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the holding.
"Among the most important projects implemented At the Ulan-Ude helicopter Mi-171A2, the latest modification of the famous Mi-8AMTSH, production light helicopter Ka-226. Projects of production of civil helicopters of the middle class in offshore version – Mi-171А3, a fundamentally new light helicopter – VRT500," said holding.