Indian Mi-17 helicopters can replace their own Apache versions


As part of an ambitious project, the aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has begun work on preparations for the production of an attack helicopter weighing 10-12 tons, which is scheduled to begin by 2027. As expected, the new proprietary rotorcraft will be comparable with the best foreign products in the medium-duty class, such as the American Apache.


As explained in HAL, the corporation has already completed the preliminary design of the helicopter. In total, the plans include the release of at least 500 units. Moreover, the first prototype should be ready by 2023, if the government approves this initiative this year.

One of the major projects that we focus on is the production of a helicopter weighing from 10 to 12 tons to replace the fleet of Mi-17 helicopters. It will be a domestic platform with the production potential of about 500 helicopters. This will stop the import of rotorcraft platforms

- explained in the HAL.

This project is the largest for the company, not counting the development of a Tejas combat aircraft. The helicopter is planned to be equipped with two engines. He in his decked version will have folding blades. The car is supposed to be used to provide air support, transportation and search and rescue operations.

Now the basis of the Indian Air Force helicopter fleet is Mi-17; they are planned to be phased out by 2032.
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  1. strannik1985 2 March 2020 05: 32 New
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    The Mi-17 is multi-purpose, a clean drummer cannot replace it in any way, someone is confused.
    1. Aerodrome 2 March 2020 06: 37 New
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      Quote: strannik1985
      strannik1985 (vladimir)

      sorry for Vladimir, from the night shift, they don’t look at the balls, didn’t see them correctly, you said everything correctly, sorry again (minus not mine) hi
      1. svp67 2 March 2020 08: 30 New
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        Quote: Aerodrome
        sorry again (minus not mine)

        Whose?

        Tip: If you’ve made a “mistake” with a “sign”, then put the “opposite” in the same comment, it may help ... repeat
    2. Evdokim 2 March 2020 06: 50 New
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      Quote: strannik1985
      The Mi-17 is multi-purpose, a clean drummer cannot replace it in any way, someone is confused.

      Hindus hell knows how many years his Hindu tank do and do everything, and then a helicopter.
      I predict that if the prototype takes off, it is unlikely to reach production. hi
      1. svp67 2 March 2020 07: 22 New
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        Quote: Evdokim
        Hindus hell knows how old their hindu tank do and do everything

        Well, let's start with what the Germans do for them, and they participate ...
        Quote: Evdokim
        I predict that if the prototype takes off, it is unlikely to reach production.

        It will come ... but in what form and when? And I think that at that moment he will very much resemble the "Black Hawk"
        1. Evdokim 2 March 2020 07: 28 New
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          Quote: svp67
          It will come ... but in what form and when?

          Maybe. If it does, it will obviously be very outdated. And they will begin to modernize it. By the end of modernization, it will again become obsolete. And the cycle will repeat. lol
          1. svp67 2 March 2020 07: 39 New
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            Quote: Evdokim
            And the cycle will repeat.

            Yes, they have such a "feature of national business."
          2. venik 2 March 2020 18: 08 New
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            Quote: Evdokim
            If it does, it will obviously be very outdated. And they will begin to modernize it. By the end of modernization, it will again become obsolete.

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            Looks like a situation with Tejas. And what, after all, a VERY GOOD plane ..... WOULD BE..... About 45 years ago!!! When the base of the Pakistani Air Force was Mirage-III, and the Chinese Air Force - MiG-19 and MiG-21 ..... It could very well have "wrestled" with both of them ..... And today - somehow DO NOT LOOK .... So-so: "Not at the gate, not at the gate" ..... request
    3. svp67 2 March 2020 07: 17 New
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      Quote: strannik1985
      The Mi-17 is multi-purpose, a clean drummer cannot replace it in any way, someone is confused.

      But how loudly it sounds, it’s nonsense that now everyone who at least understands something in military affairs will laugh at this heading together ...
      1. Crimean partisan 1974 2 March 2020 12: 52 New
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        now everyone will laugh at this heading in a friendly way .... not only the headline, but first of all the BAD AUTHOR articles on the topic ... "the car will be comparable to the best foreign products in the medium-duty class, such as the American Apache.". ..that is nonsense from the AUTHOR of the article, and then it went, so raising the author to laugh is an honor, although I am not a supporter of the minuses. but such authors must be neglected in full
  2. Graz 2 March 2020 05: 35 New
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    mi -17 is a multi-purpose helicopter, more of a transporter yet, why is it not clear why it should be replaced by a shock like Apache
    1. Aerodrome 2 March 2020 06: 01 New
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      Quote: strannik1985
      Mi-17 multi-purpose, clean drummer He can’t replace him in any way, someone gets confused.
      belay How much new do I know ... a "drummer" with 26 "passengers"? oh ... how old am I ... recourse
      1. svp67 2 March 2020 07: 43 New
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        Quote: Aerodrome
        How much new do I know ... a "drummer" with 26 "passengers"? oh ... how old am I ...

        Yes, indeed you are old if you cannot understand what the commentator said.
        Answer as an "option" of the "attack" AN-64 Apache helicopter

        capable of replacing the combat-fighting Mi-17

        , in terms of the same traffic. Is it necessary to completely redo the design of the same fuselage? And what remains of the Apache?
      2. Piramidon 2 March 2020 10: 46 New
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        Quote: Aerodrome
        Quote: strannik1985
        Mi-17 multi-purpose, clean drummer He can’t replace him in any way, someone gets confused.
        belay How much new do I know ... a "drummer" with 26 "passengers"? oh ... how old am I ... recourse

        And what did "strannik1985" write wrong? Or don't you see commas? Mi-17 is multi-purpose. The Hindus, on the other hand, were going to rivet a purely percussion drum, which, by its functionality, could not be replaced .. request
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    KCA 2 March 2020 05: 35 New
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    When the mass production is still set up, MI-8 and upgrades are still flying in India, and they will continue to buy, no one flies in the mountains from the classmates, and here the MI-38 was shipped the first serial civilian, we are waiting for the military version, the Indians should also like it higher payload
    1. bessmertniy 2 March 2020 08: 16 New
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      Several helicopter series can also be launched. At least 500 pieces a year, at least a thousand. But, as I am sure, they will still buy helicopters from us, and we will never. what
  4. Nikolay R-PM 2 March 2020 05: 43 New
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    crazy title for the hype
  5. rotmistr60 2 March 2020 05: 45 New
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    I agree with the comments above. Mi-17 and Apache are helicopters of different classes and are designed to perform various tasks.
  6. Mountain shooter 2 March 2020 06: 23 New
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    Apparently, the Indians Mi-17 are listed in the drums? Amazing ... though why be surprised. They make amazing plans so easily, and they are mostly designed to "do in India." Yes, let him ... Their money ...
  7. polar fox 2 March 2020 06: 36 New
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    yes ... Indians like Sharik from Prostokvashino bought sneakers for the winter instead of felt boots because they are “prettier” ...
  8. Amateur 2 March 2020 07: 12 New
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    began work on preparations for the production of an attack helicopter weighing 10-12 tons, which is scheduled to begin by 2027.

    Will Arjun be redone in a helicopter?
  9. Ros 56 2 March 2020 07: 31 New
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    Let them guess the flag in their hands, but it seems that the stripes bought power in the corridors of power there, or they took it rather Faberge.
  10. rocket757 2 March 2020 08: 00 New
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    production of an attack helicopter weighing 10-12 tons, which is scheduled to begin by 2027.

    By then, either the donkey will die, or the terms will change! There will be a combat-percussion-wagon ..... a trend however.
  11. sleeve 2 March 2020 08: 46 New
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    What kind of article from the fence? Editors, huh?
  12. Black Colonel 2 March 2020 10: 33 New
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    Nude Nude. Hindus already replaced all T-90s with Arjuns. Now, here, we got to the wing wings.
  13. garik77 2 March 2020 23: 12 New
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    Will definitely do. In 25-30 years. True, by that time he will have time to become obsolete, but this is garbage fso. The main thing is not the result but the process. The movement is everything, the goal is nothing!