The Ka-62 is equipped with the Ardiden 3G engine produced by French company Turbomeca.
"This is a very important event for our country," Alexander Mikheev, CEO of Russian Helicopters Corporation, underscored.
According to documents, the Ka-62 is a helicopter for civil purposes, which is expected to carry passengers to oil-drilling platforms in the sea. The non-military use of the helicopter let the French company bypass the anti-Russia sanction regime and deliver engines to Russia.
"This is a civil technology, for a civil helicopter," an industrial source told RFI.
International sanctions against Moscow were introduced by the US and European countries over the Ukrainian crisis. They include not only Russian banks and individuals, but also presume suspension of technical cooperation with Russia, including selling military-designed materials and details to Moscow.
According to analysts, as a result, sanctions have not significantly affected exports, which in 2015 reached €39 billion. Despite tensions between Russia and the West, Turbomeca has been delivering its motors for the Ka-62.