Russian Helicopters Holding and representatives of the Russian Ministry of Defense will begin joint testing of the first production Mi-38T helicopter in the second quarter of this year. According to the results of the tests, the transport helicopter Mi-38T will be transferred to the Ministry of Defense in the fourth quarter of 2018.- reported in the holding.
At the moment, at the Kazan Helicopter Plant there is an aggregate assembly of the first production Mi-38T helicopter.
This modification has significant differences from the basic certified model Mi-38. So, all the units and components in the Mi-38T are Russian-made, installation of communications equipment for military needs and additional fuel tanks to increase the flight range is provided.- noted in the holding.
The medium multipurpose helicopter Mi-38 occupies a niche between the Mi-8 and the heavy Mi-26 and can be used for the transport of goods and passengers, used as a search and rescue helicopter, as well as for flights over the water surface. The Mi-38T (troop carrier) is the military version of the Mi-38.
The Mi-38T helicopter is equipped with new highly economical TV7-117В engines of domestic production and an integrated digital flight-navigation complex, reports TASS