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The Ministry of Defense plans to purchase a batch of Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters for the SSO

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The Ministry of Defense plans to purchase a batch of Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters for the SSO

The Ministry of Defense intends to purchase a large batch of Mi-8AMTSh-VN attack transport helicopters. The vehicles will be used to equip special operations forces (MTR), said Andrey Boginsky, general director of Russian Helicopters.


According to Boginsky, the military plans to purchase a large batch of helicopters to equip the special forces, negotiations on this topic are underway. The general director of Russian Helicopters did not give any details of the new deal.

Earlier, the Russian department signed a contract for the supply of 10 Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters in modification for special operations forces (SSO). The agreement was signed within the framework of the Army-2019 international military forum.

At present, the Mi-8MTSh-VN transport and combat helicopter has entered the flight test stage; at the end of the year, two more flight models will join the flights.

The Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopter is an improved version of the Mi-8/17 helicopter, created taking into account the Syrian experience. It is equipped with VK-2500-03 gas turbine engines with an upgraded transmission and improved climatic characteristics and a new carrier system. In addition, the helicopter was equipped with an updated armament, the main feature of which was the use of special suspension on the farms of two course machine guns of 12,7 mm caliber. The cockpit and main components of the helicopter are covered with titanium alloy armor, and the cockpit floor and sides up to the windows are covered with removable Kevlar armor.

A new flight and navigation equipment was installed on the helicopter. To increase the combat survivability, the principle of a combination of a "glass cabin" and reliable analog instruments has been applied. The machine is adapted for use at night.

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  1. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 31 July 2020 11: 48 New
    -21
    There we need 6 more barreled machine guns but on the turrets, but we don't have such
    1. alex aircraft
      alex aircraft 31 July 2020 12: 44 New
      +5
      And the four-stem gvg7.62 and yakb 12.7 do not tell you anything?
      1. brr1
        brr1 31 July 2020 14: 31 New
        +5
        Quote: alex aircraft
        And the four-stem gvg7.62 and yakb 12.7 do not tell you anything?

        This is a local troll. His nightmare is an ignore on our part.
  2. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 31 July 2020 11: 50 New
    +7
    Good modernization, it seems they also planned to install the Verba or Lever system against MANPADS.
  3. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 31 July 2020 11: 53 New
    -10
    Another would be to refuel such helicopters on the fly
    1. loki565
      loki565 31 July 2020 15: 23 New
      +2
      Another would be to refuel such helicopters on the fly

      Yeah, something like that)))
  4. prior
    prior 31 July 2020 11: 57 New
    +1
    "The Ministry of Defense plans to purchase a batch of Mi-8AMTSh-VN helicopters for the SSO "

    It would be strange if these helicopters were purchased for agriculture, to spray fields ...
    They were also designed to arm.
  5. Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
    Hydrography Bay Golden Horn 31 July 2020 11: 58 New
    -11
    And since the Ministry of Defense is on the right track, the MTR should have its own helicopters because the specifics are
    All the failures of the first-class US special forces are connected precisely with the poor training of helicopter pilots, because then they did not have their own ... It is a pity that Charles Beckwith's US Delta, because of the pilots from the ILC, could not fulfill the order
    1. 5-9
      5-9 31 July 2020 13: 54 New
      0
      In the USA, not in Hulllywood, there are first-class special forces ????
    2. brr1
      brr1 31 July 2020 14: 33 New
      +5
      Quote: Hydrography Bay Golden Horn
      And since the Ministry of Defense is on the right track, the MTR should have its own helicopters because the specifics are
      All the failures of the first-class US special forces are connected precisely with the poor training of helicopter pilots, because then they did not have their own ... It is a pity that Charles Beckwith's US Delta, because of the pilots from the ILC, could not fulfill the order

      Not a pity at all. That's where they go
  6. Lebed
    Lebed 31 July 2020 13: 34 New
    16
    The Mi-8 has a truly inexhaustible potential for modernization.
  7. sav
    sav 31 July 2020 15: 20 New
    14
    Strengthening the MTR pleases. Ok good
    1. Boris Chernikov
      Boris Chernikov 31 July 2020 20: 18 New
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      though the armament complex is rather strange .. there is also international experience, you need to put GSHG and AGS both on coursework and in the doorway
  8. Boris Chernikov
    Boris Chernikov 31 July 2020 20: 16 New
    -1
    hmm .. it looks beautiful .. but the question is, why does the goat need a button accordion? what's the point in installing course Cords? they are superfluous there .. Yes, and in the doorway it has long been necessary to put GSHG or AGS
  9. sg7s
    sg7s 31 July 2020 23: 21 New
    0
    Engines, engines ... What machine guns, what turrets ... Turboshaft analogs TV2-117 ...... Damn, wake up already - a helicopter - eh, MOTORS! Then - machine guns, mortars, crap guns ...
  10. mvg
    mvg 1 August 2020 00: 16 New
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    and reliable analog instruments. The machine is adapted for use at night.

    It is Yes, powerful. And then the 21st century, everyone is digital, and we have "reliable analogs" and even at night, probably in the rain too ... well, finally. 60s, development, can we do nothing better?