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In the 1990s, the Moscow Helicopter Plant was developing the twin-engine Mil Mi-44 rotary-wing aircraft with a take-off mass of 2.2 tons, which was based on Mi-34 helicopter. However, due to Russia's economic decline, this project remained without funding and was abandoned. In the range of rotary-wing aircraft with a 2-3 ton take-off weight, As of 2007 Oboronprom intended to start licensed production of the Agusta Westland A119 Koala helicopter, which filled a gap in the Russian rotary-wing aircraft product offering, and which has a strong market demand.

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