EghtesadOnline: The Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran is due to manufacture helicopters for civilian use in cooperation with a Russian company.
“IDRO has signed a contract with the Russian Helicopters company to produce civil helicopters,” Mehr News Agency quoted the deputy head of IDRO, Abolfazl Kiani Bakhtiyari, as saying on Tuesday.
He underlined Iran’s capability to manufacture helicopters for different missions and said Iran does not need to purchase helicopters from other countries.
Iran in a ceremony in March unveiled its Saba 248 helicopter–a multi-purpose chopper designed in the light- and mid-weight classes, that has two engines and four rotors and the capacity to carry 8 crew members, Financial Tribune reported.
Saba 248 can be used for transporting cargos and passengers, relief and rescue, reconnaissance and offshore missions, taking images and working as an air ambulance and air taxi.