The military helicopter segment is the fastest growing among all categories of conventional weapons.


At the HeliRussia-2012 exhibition, Rosoboronexport OJSC presents a wide range of Russian-made helicopters made in military and military transport variants.

By the opening of the exhibition HeliRussia-2012, TSAMTO publishes statistics on the global military helicopter market.


According to TSAMTO, in 2012-2015. helicopter technology will take second place in the structure of world military exports, second only to military aircraft in the categories of conventional weapons.

Military helicopters (including attack helicopters, anti-submarine and naval patrol helicopters, heavy transport helicopters and multi-purpose helicopters) will have the most significant share growth in the overall balance of world trade. weapons.

For comparison: in 2008-2011. military helicopters in terms of exports ranked fourth among all categories of conventional weapons (behind military aircraft, as well as the categories of “armored vehicles” and “naval equipment”) with export sales of $ 21,23 billion. In 2012-2015 The volume of export sales is projected at least 51,5 billion dollars. With this indicator, the category "military helicopters" will immediately move from 4 to 2 place.

The calculation includes deliveries of new helicopters, licensed programs, deliveries from the Armed Forces of the exporting countries, repairs and upgrades. The value of shipments is estimated in current US dollars at the time of the conclusion of contracts. The calculation is made as of the beginning of April 2012.

Russia in the world market of military helicopters

Russia is one of the world leaders in the military helicopter segment. In recent years, the production of Russian helicopters is increasing annually by 20-30%, and according to forecasts, by 2015, Russia will occupy no less than 15% of the global market for helicopters.

OJSC Helicopters of Russia (part of OPK Oboronprom OJSC) plans to deliver about 2011 thousand helicopters in 2020-3,6 years, including 1420 units. - civil and 2180 units. - military (according to materials of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation).

The volume of deliveries on 2011 was predicted in 267 machines, on 2015 year - 324 machines, on 2020 year - 442 machines.

It is assumed that the share of Russian Helicopters in the total balance of world supply will increase from 11% in 2011 to 17% in 2020.

The export component of helicopter equipment deliveries produced by the enterprises of the Russian Helicopters holding company, taking into account deliveries under contracts under Rosoboronexport, annually amounts to about 50% of the total volume of deliveries with slight annual fluctuations.

Of the 2180 military helicopters that are planned to be delivered in 2011-2020, slightly more than 1000 helicopters will be delivered through the state defense order of the Russian army. The remaining helicopters (around 1150 machines) are planned to be exported.

Rosoboronexport promotes military transport helicopters of the Mi-17 type, transport and combat helicopters Mi-35М and Mi-35П, combat helicopters Mi-28Н and Ka-52, heavy transport helicopters Mi-26Т2, as well as light helicopters to various regions of the world. Ka-226T helicopters and other machines. These helicopters are not only not inferior to foreign models, but in many positions surpass them.


According to the press service of Rosoboronexport, over the past five years, deliveries of military helicopters through Rosoboronexport have quadrupled, increasing from 15 helicopters delivered in 2007 to 99 helicopters in 2011. At the same time, in the period from 2001 to 2011. Rosoboronexport OJSC delivered more than 420 helicopters to 33 countries of the world.

According to the results of 2011, the figures voiced by Rosoboronexport practically coincide with the data of TSAMTO (the difference is only a few cars).

The results for 2011 year were the most impressive in terms of export volumes of helicopters in the newest stories Russia, therefore, the results for the 2011 year are discussed below in more detail.

In the 10 rating of the most significant events in the export segment of military helicopters in Russia following the results of 2011, TSAMTO included two contracts and 8 of delivery programs (according to previously concluded agreements).

As of now, Russia continues to participate in several international tenders for the supply of military helicopters. For a number of them, Russia has a good chance of success. At the same time, it should be noted that the biggest failure of Russia in 2011 was a loss in the Indian Air Force tender for the supply of attack helicopters.

The distribution of places in the rankings took into account not only the volume of contracts or supply programs, but also their importance in terms of the prospects for further development of cooperation with a particular country, region, and the “novelty” of a particular market.

Rosoboronexport’s contract with the US Army Command for the supply of the X-NUMX of Afghanistan military transport helicopter Mi-2011В-21 to the Army of Afghanistan takes the first place in the TSAMTO rating according to the results of 17.

Subsequent places in the ranking are the following programs.

2. The launch of the program with India for the supply of X-NUMX helicopters Mi-80-17 under the contract concluded in December 5.

3. Completion of a contract with China for the supply of Ka-31 helicopters.

4. Contract with Sri Lanka for the supply of X-NUMX Mi-14 helicopters.

5. Completion of the contract with Peru for the supply of two Mi-35P helicopters and six Mi-171Sh.

6. Completion of the supply of X-NUMX Mi-22 helicopters to the Iraqi Air Force.

7. Delivery of two Mi-171E helicopters under a contract with Argentina.

8. The delivery program of the Mi-17B-5 Indonesia.

9. Supply of three Thai helicopters Mi-17B-5 from Thailand.

10. The start of deliveries of Mi-35M helicopters to Azerbaijan (except for the purchase of Mi-35M, a number of major programs for the supply of helicopters, including the Mi-17-1В, are carried out with Azerbaijan).

In 2011, Russia implemented more than a dozen programs with foreign customers in the military helicopter segment, which were not included in the TOP-10 (this applies to both supply programs and new contracts). In particular, these are countries such as Algeria (negotiations), Armenia (supplies), Brazil (contract in progress), Venezuela (contract in progress), Ghana (negotiations), Kenya (supplies), Mexico (contract), Myanmar ( supplies), Poland (supplies), Syria (supplies), Ecuador (supplies) and others.

Below, for a more comprehensive assessment of the world market for military helicopters, a summary analysis is given of four types of helicopters. The calculation includes the supply of only new helicopters. The calculation is made as of the beginning of April 2012.

The global market for new attack helicopters in 2008-2015.

In the upcoming 4-year period (2012-2015), the volume of export sales of new attack helicopters will be 220 units. in the amount of 14,4 billion dollars in the case of meeting delivery schedules for current contracts, stated intentions and tenders.

The previous 4-year period (2008-2011) was exported or licensed to at least 41 of a new attack helicopter worth 1,35 billion.

Total in the period 2008-2011. 118 attack helicopters worth 1,63 billion were exported. At the same time, sales of new attack helicopters amounted to 34,7% of the total number and 83,1% of the value of global shipments.

In percentage terms, the increase in the supply of new attack helicopters in 2012-2015. compared to 2008-2011. amount to 436% in quantitative terms and 967% - in value. This is an unprecedented market growth among all categories of conventional weapons.

In 2008-2011 The average demand for advanced attack helicopters on the international market was 10 machines per year. In the next period, annual demand will increase to 55 units.

In the rating below, the supplier countries are ranked by the number of new attack helicopters delivered and planned for delivery (by the current order book) in the 2008-2015 period.

First place in the ranking of suppliers of new attack helicopters in the period 2008-2015. occupy the United States (140 machines worth 13,08 billion dollars). In 2008-2011 6 new AH-64 Apache helicopters were exported to the amount of 445 million dollars (including weapons and service throughout the entire life cycle). In 2012-2015 unprecedented growth in deliveries is planned - 134 machines worth 12,636 billion. In general, it can be stated that the United States will remain inaccessible to competitors in this market segment for the medium term.

The second place is occupied by Russia (69 machines worth 1,32 billion dollars). Russian attack helicopters are in steady demand in foreign markets: in 2008-2011. 21 machine for the amount of 400 million dollars was exported. For the period 2012-2015. the order book may make 48 new helicopters worth 920 million dollars (in addition to contracts, the stated intentions for direct delivery are taken into account).

Third place with the start of production with the 2012 of the year in Turkey helicopters A-129 "Mongoose" is Italy (38 machines worth 877 million dollars). The calculation was made from the total declared value of the licensed program.

The fourth place with the first and so far the only export contract with Australia for the AS-665 multi-purpose attack helicopter "Tigr" is France (10 machines worth 448 million dollars in the first four-year period). These deliveries are charged to France as the lead contractor of the program.

Fifth place with the first delivery in 2010 of the shock version of the Z-9WA helicopter of Kenya is China (4 machines worth 60 million dollars).

According to TSAMTO, the “new” category includes deliveries of new attack helicopters, licensed programs, as well as deliveries of helicopters from the Armed Forces of exporting countries, upgraded to practically new cars with an extended service life, the price of which at the time of delivery is over 50% of the cost of a new helicopter of the same type for the same period of time, but not less than 10 million dollars.

The global market for new anti-submarine and naval patrol helicopters in the 2008-2015.

In the upcoming 4-year period (2012-2015), the volume of export sales of new anti-submarine and maritime patrol helicopters will be 139 units. in the amount of 6,78 billion dollars in the case of meeting delivery schedules for current contracts, stated intentions and tenders.

In the previous 4-year period (2008-2011), it was exported or licensed to at least 117 new PLO helicopters worth 3,87 billion.

Total in the period 2008-2011. 124 helicopters were exported worth 3,88 billion dollars. At the same time, sales of new PLO helicopters amounted to 94,35% of the total number and 99,8% of the cost of global shipments.

In percentage terms, the increase in the supply of new helicopters in this segment in 2012-2015. compared to 2008-2011. amount to 18,8% in quantitative terms and 75,2% - in value.

In 2008-2011 The average demand for modern antisubmarine and naval patrol helicopters on the world market was 30 vehicles per year. In the next 4 year period, annual demand will increase to 35 units.

In the rating below, the supplier countries are ranked by the number of new PLO helicopters delivered and planned for delivery (by the current order portfolio) in the 2008-2015 period.

First place in the ranking of suppliers of new anti-submarine and naval patrol helicopters in the period 2008-2015. occupy the United States (155 machines worth 6,7 billion dollars). American PLO helicopters are in steady demand in foreign markets: in the 2008-2011. 65 machines for the amount of 2,114 billion dollars, the order book for the period 2012-2015 were exported. is 90 new helicopters in the amount of 4,589 billion dollars. Given the current international tenders, the United States is likely to further strengthen its position in this market segment.

The second place is occupied by Germany with the latest development of the European defense industry - the marine version of the NH-90 helicopter (38 machines worth 1,424 billion dollars). In 2008-2011 19 machines for the amount of 755,4 million dollars, the order book for the period 2012-2015 were exported. is 19 new helicopters in the amount of 668,2 million dollars. These deliveries are charged to Germany as the lead executor of the program.

Third place with Ka-28 and Ka-31 helicopters is Russia (29 machines worth 791 million dollars). In 2008-2011 23 vehicles for the amount of 659 million dollars were exported; in the second period, the order book currently amounts to 6 new helicopters for the amount of 132 million dollars.

Fourth place with the only contract for the supply of Pakistan marine version of the helicopter Z-9EC is China (6 machines worth about 60 million dollars in the first 4-year period).

Fifth place with PLO Super Links-300 helicopter for Algeria is occupied by the United Kingdom (4 machines worth 280 million dollars). Delivery was completed in 2010.

In the tender category of 2014-2015 It is planned to purchase 24 anti-submarine helicopters in the amount of 1,39 billion dollars, which can make significant adjustments to the position of suppliers in the current rating.

According to the TSAMTO method, the “new” category includes deliveries of new PLO helicopters, licensed programs, as well as deliveries of helicopters from the Armed Forces of the exporting countries, upgraded to practically new machines with an extended service life, the price of which at the time of delivery is over 50% A new helicopter of the same type for the same period of time, but not less than 10 million dollars ..

The world market for new heavy transport helicopters in 2008-2015.

In the upcoming 4-year period (2012-2015), sales of new heavy military transport helicopters will be 76 units. in the amount of 5,62 billion dollars in the case of meeting delivery schedules for current contracts, stated intentions and tenders.

The previous 4-year period (2008-2011) was exported or licensed to at least 13 new heavy military transport helicopters worth 642 million dollars.

Total in the period 2008-2011. 14 heavy helicopters were exported worth 650 million. At the same time, sales of new helicopters amounted to 92,8% of the total number and 98,8% of the value of global shipments.

In percentage terms, the increase in the supply of new helicopters in this segment in 2012-2015. compared to 2008-2011. amount to 484,6% in quantitative terms and 775,7% - in value.

In 2008-2011 The average demand for modern heavy military transport helicopters on the world market was 3 vehicles per year. In the next 4 year period, annual demand will increase to 19 units. This is an unprecedented increase in supply in this market segment. In the rating below, the supplier countries are ranked by the number of delivered and planned for delivery of new heavy transport helicopters (by the current order portfolio) during the 2008-2015 period.

First place in the ranking of suppliers of new heavy transport helicopters with different versions of the CH-47 "Chinook" in the period 2008-2015. occupy the United States (71 machine worth 5,604 billion dollars). In 2008-2011 11 machines were exported for the amount of 602 million dollars, the volume of deliveries in the period 2012-2015. can be up to 60 new machines worth 5 billion dollars.

The second place is occupied by Russia with the Mi-26 helicopter (3 machines worth 60 million dollars). In 2008-2011 2 machines for the amount of 40 million dollars were exported for the period 2012-2015. while there is an order for one helicopter from a Chinese civilian company (in the fire-fighting variant). It should be noted that Russia is implementing a number of programs with foreign customers for the repair and modernization of the Mi-26, which are not included in this calculation.

Currently, there is only one tender for the purchase of 15 machines of this class (Indian Air Force), the results of which have not yet been announced.

According to the TSAMTO method, the “new” category includes the supply of new heavy transport helicopters, licensed programs, as well as the delivery of vehicles from the Armed Forces of exporting countries upgraded to the level of practically new vehicles with an extended service life, the price of which at the time of delivery is over 50% of the cost of a new helicopter of the same type for the same period of time, but not less than 10 million dollars.

The global market for new multi-purpose helicopters in 2008-2015.

In the upcoming 4-year period (2012-2015), sales of new multi-purpose helicopters will be 1158 machines worth 24,72 billion in the case of delivery schedules under current contracts, stated intentions and tenders.

The previous 4-year period (2008-2011) was exported or licensed to at least 1007 new multi-purpose helicopters worth $ 15,43 billion.

Total in the period 2008-2011. 1225 machines were exported worth 15,96 billion dollars. At the same time, sales of new multi-purpose helicopters amounted to 82,2% of the total number and 96,7% of the cost of global shipments.

In percentage terms, the increase in the supply of new multi-purpose helicopters in 2012-2015. compared to 2008-2011. amount to 15% in quantitative terms and 71,26% - in value.

In 2008-2011 The average demand for modern multipurpose helicopters on the world market was 252 machines per year. In the next 4 year period, annual demand will increase to 290 units.

Below, the supplier countries are ranked in the ranking by the number of machines delivered or planned for delivery during the 2008-2015 period. (it should be noted that the location of countries in the ranking in terms of the value of the supplied and ordered machines will be different).

First place in the ranking of suppliers of multi-purpose helicopters by the number of delivered and ordered machines for the period 2008-2015. ranked France (696 machines worth 7,974 billion dollars). In terms of value, France ranks second.

The growth in demand for helicopters of the European Eurocopter consortium is obvious: in 2008-2011. A new helicopter worth 331 billion dollars was exported to 3,255-2012 for export. the projected sales volume is 2015 machines worth 365 billion dollars.

Given the recent market growth trends, French manufacturers in the second 4-year period can significantly increase their performance after the completion of ongoing international tenders. However, it should be noted that France leads in the class of light helicopters, in contrast to Russia and the United States, which in this segment mainly deliver medium-duty helicopters.

The second place in terms of quantity is Russia (492 machines worth 6,155 billion). In terms of value, Russia ranks 4-th place.

In 2008-2011 278 machines worth 2,792 billion were exported for the period 2012-2015. the order book is still 214 new helicopters worth 3,362 billion dollars. This figure is far from final for Russia and it may increase by the end of 2012.

The third place in the ranking by quantity is taken by the United States (355 machines worth 10,2 billion dollars). In terms of value, the United States ranks first.

In 2008-2011 158 machines for the amount of 3,217 billion dollars, the order book for the period 2012-2015 were exported. is 197 new helicopters in the amount of 6,983 billion dollars.

The fourth place in terms of the number of machines supplied and ordered is Italy (191 machine worth 4,254 billion dollars). In terms of value, Italy occupies the 5-place.

In 2008-2011 153 machines for the amount of 2,919 billion dollars were exported for the period 2012-2015. the current order book is still 38 new helicopters.

The fifth place in terms of quantity with the latest European joint development - the NH-90 helicopter - is Germany (145 machines worth 7,67 billion dollars). Helicopters of this type are assigned to Germany as the main contractor of the program. In terms of value, Germany ranks 3-th place.

In 2008-2011 A new helicopter worth 71 billion was exported for the period 3,131-2012. order book is 2015 machines in the amount of 74 billion dollars.

The sixth place with Z-9 helicopters (the French version of the SA-365 “Dauphin” helicopter) is ranked China (47 machines worth 503,8 million dollars). In 2008-2011 4 machines for the amount of 30 million dollars were exported for the period 2012-2015. The order book is 43 new helicopters in the amount of 473,8 million dollars.

The seventh place with the delivery of SA-315В Lama helicopters and Dhruv light multi-purpose helicopters produced by France is occupied by India (10 machines worth 76,5 million dollars).

Eighth place with a helicopter W-3 "Falcon" (version of the Russian Mi-2 helicopter) is Poland (10 machines worth 859,8 million dollars). In the first 4-year period, 2 helicopters were exported to the amount of 14 million, in the second period the projected supply volume is 8 units. in the amount of 59,8 million dollars.

In the category of "tender" in 2014-2015. It is planned to purchase 219 multipurpose military transport helicopters worth 3,252 billion dollars, which may make adjustments to the distribution of exporting countries in the current rating.

According to the TSAMTO methodology, the “new” category includes the delivery of new multi-purpose helicopters, licensed programs, as well as deliveries of helicopters from the Armed Forces of exporting countries upgraded to practically new cars with an extended service life, the price of which at the time of delivery is over 50% of the cost of a new helicopter of the same type for the same period of time, but not less than 3 million dollars.
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