Flight tests of a military amphibious assault helicopter Mi-38T will begin in May of this year, reports RIA News a message from the representative of the Kazan Helicopter Plant.
Pre-production prototype Mi-38
It is reported that the new transport-assault vehicle is significantly different from the basic certified model of the Mi-38: “All units and components in the Mi-38T are Russian-made. The helicopter is equipped with highly efficient engines and an integrated digital flight-navigation complex. In addition, it provides for the installation of communications equipment for military needs and additional fuel tanks to increase the flight range. ”
Earlier, Andrei Boginsky, general director of the holding company “Helicopters of Russia”, noted that “the demands of the military for technology are always higher”.
According to him, the defense department’s reviews on the results of joint tests “will help to understand in which direction to carry out the modernization of the helicopter.”
Publication certificate: “Mi-38T is a transport-landing helicopter occupying a niche between Mi-8 and Mi-26. Able to carry up to 30 fighters or up to 6000 kg on external sling and 5000 kg inside the cab. "
Holding "Helicopters of Russia"
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