India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a follow-on request for proposal (RFP) to the India-Russia Helicopters Limited Company for 200 Kamov Ka-226T 'Hoodlum' light multi-role helicopters that are to be acquired for the Army Aviation Corps (AAC) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) for an estimated USD 1 billion.

The RFP was submitted around 26 August to the company, which is a joint venture (JV) between India's state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Russian Helicopters, industry officials told Jane's , adding that the latest RFP "is more detailed than the one issued in May".

HAL sources told Jane's on 8 September that the RFP incorporates comprehensive technical and commercial bids for the helicopter tender, which includes the import of 60 twin-engine Ka-226Ts from Russia in fly-away condition.