A new air command post will be created on the basis of the Mi-38 helicopter

A new air command post will be created on the basis of the Mi-38 helicopter

The Ministry of Defense decided to create a command post based on the latest Mi-38 helicopter. The creation of a new machine should be completed by next spring. This was reported by the Russian military department, Izvestia reports.


As explained in the Ministry of Defense, the new air command post (VKP) based on the Mi-38 helicopter will be able to receive and process information on the progress of hostilities in real time, coordinate the actions of various arms of the armed forces on a district or interspecific scale. A modern control system will be installed on the helicopter, which one is not called. In terms of tasks, the new CPSU should be similar to strategic command posts on the basis of aircraft - the Il-80 and Il-82 (Doomsday aircraft). Of course, a helicopter will not be able to replace the aircraft either in range or in other capabilities, but it will be able to complement and facilitate the work of the aircraft-type VKP.

To ensure its own defense, the CPSU on the basis of Mi-38 will receive the Vitebsk L370V38S airborne complex. The basis for the development will take the option already used on the upgraded combat Mi-35M. Testing of electronic warfare equipment, manufacturing and delivery of the first three sets for equipping prototypes is planned in early 2021.

The creation of special versions of the Mi-38 for particularly demanding tasks was announced in May last year by Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko.

Currently, Russia has several air command posts, but not a single one based on a helicopter. The Ministry of Defense has IL-80 (based on the passenger liner IL-86) and IL-82 (based on the transport IL-76). Also, since 2018, work has been ongoing on the modernization of five IL-22s, bringing them to the level of a multifunctional air command post. In addition, a new VKP is being created on the basis of the modern IL-96-400.

The Mi-38 medium multipurpose helicopter occupies a niche between the Mi-8 and the heavy Mi-26 and can be used to transport goods and passengers, used as a search and rescue helicopter, as well as for flights over the water surface. Mi-38T (airborne assault) is a military version of the Mi-38. It is intended for round-the-clock air transport of personnel of up to 40 people with disembarkation at unprepared sites, evacuation of the wounded (up to 12 people in a lying position and up to 30 in a sitting position, accompanied by two medical personnel), transportation of goods weighing up to five tons in a cargo compartment or on the external sling.

The Mi-38T helicopter is equipped with new highly efficient TV7-117В domestic engines and an integrated digital flight-navigation system.

The flight range of the Mi-38T in the transport configuration is up to 1000 kilometers (with additional fuel tanks). The maximum take-off weight is 15,6 tons. The maximum speed is 300 km / h. Flights can be operated at altitudes of up to 6300 meters.
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  1. sabakina 17 March 2020 14: 23 New
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    I don’t know how anyone, but for me the helicopter as CP is a piece of bullshit.
    1. Amateur 17 March 2020 14: 37 New
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      I completely agree. KP for 3 hours of flight - only journalists to carry.
      1. Vladimir61 17 March 2020 15: 41 New
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        Quote: Amateur
        I don’t know how anyone, but for me the helicopter as CP is a piece of bullshit.
        It seems to me that this is a wrong judgment, although everyone has their own opinion.
        And if the commander of a group or district moves, what should he do? To take on board the entire staff, cryptographers, communications center and ....? So the Mi-26 is not enough! And at the same time, if the helicopter crashes, then the whole "head" of the group or district will fly off
      2. svp67 17 March 2020 16: 03 New
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        Quote: Amateur
        KP for 3 hours of flight - only journalists to carry.

        Well, how can I say ... there are several of them in the "court squadron", but you are right, here in all its glory there is a lack of an air refueling system on helicopters. And she is clearly needed.
      3. Flyer_64 17 March 2020 19: 00 New
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        Mi-38VKP at economic speed can fly for 6 hours over the war zone of the army and the forces given to it. Do not confuse control functions with the carrier function.
    2. Lopatov 17 March 2020 22: 19 New
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      - Mi-4KK / Mi-4KU
      - Mi-6A VKP, Mi-22
      - Mi-8 VKP, Mi-9, Mi-19
      And even Mi-27, VKP for the front headquarters on the basis of Mi-26:


      Too much for "bullshit" laughing
      1. dauria 17 March 2020 23: 04 New
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        Too much for "bullshit"


        We had two pieces of Mi-8iv in mixed OVE. And two radio crews. Moreover, they were trained and worked from the ground - they sat down, pulled out a generator based on the AI-8 gas turbine engine, started and worked.
        No court squadron attached to the motorized rifle division. So it was under King Pea.
  2. Zaurbek 17 March 2020 14: 24 New
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    But can these new TVDs be put on Mi28?
  3. prior 17 March 2020 15: 01 New
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    VKP on the basis of the Mi-38 is nothing more than a personal taxi for the commander, equipped with communications.
  4. Ros 56 17 March 2020 15: 56 New
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    Do not be naive, Enerelam also wants to have fun.
  5. Naughty 17 March 2020 16: 41 New
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    In the USSR, Mi 6 was used as a VKP, and quite a lot
    1. Flyer_64 17 March 2020 18: 55 New
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      Exactly. With an alliance in each district and group of forces, there was a separate squadron of communications and control in service with which were Mi-8VKP, Mi-6VKP and Mi-2 helicopters. In addition, the fighter, fighter and bomber divisions included a communications and control link in the staff of which was a Mi-9 helicopter.
  6. Operator 17 March 2020 16: 44 New
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    If the long-term power of the Mi-38 engines is increased by 1,5 times, then the speed of 300 km / h will become cruising.

    As for the command post based on the Mi-38, according to estimates by the US military in the event of a nuclear conflict in Europe, helicopters for various purposes will be disabled due to the blinding of pilots by light flashes from nuclear explosions, a sharp deterioration in visibility in the surface layer due to elevated dust and soot, blocking the passage of radio waves by ionizing the atmosphere.
  7. DenZ 17 March 2020 17: 23 New
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    The idea is not at all new yet in the USSR there were several modifications of the VKP based on the Mi-6A helicopter - Mi-6A VKP, Mi-6AYA (Mi-22, ed. 50AYA), Mi-22M. So everything new is a little forgotten old. I think that taking into account the fact that electronics in the last decades has become less overall and the Mi-38 is quite capable of what the Mi-6 previously managed. I will not argue about the feasibility of the VKP on the basis of helicopters, but their obvious trump card is mobility (as a replacement for a destroyed stationary gearbox).
  8. Moore 17 March 2020 18: 43 New
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    VzKP is a necessary thing if it meets the signs of a command post — by the presence of a combat command group and means of communication to control troops and weapons. Not to be confused with VzPU - air control center.
    Of course, it doesn’t have the same capabilities as the stationary and spare mobile gearboxes, but they were in the Strategic Missile Forces (VzPU, PZKP) and were successfully used. So far, they have not decided to cadet MO Ivanov’s cadet them all in favor of the idea of ​​reducing the RF Armed Forces.
  9. Subtext 17 March 2020 18: 53 New
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    That’s interesting, “newest”, how many newer “new” are these? And if it is written "modern" - the author himself signed a sentence
    1. is-22 18 March 2020 04: 29 New
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      You can simply: having no analogues))
    2. DmitrijT 18 March 2020 13: 18 New
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      It’s just so fashionable to write serial means to be out of trend, but now we have all kinds of “fashion bloggers, street stylers, influencers, etc. etc.” in fashion. wink