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The timing of the start of flight tests of the VK-650V helicopter engine has been announced

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The Russian VK-650V turboshaft engine, developed for the KA-226T helicopters, will enter the flight test stage in 2023. This was reported by the press service of Rostec with reference to the general designer of UEC-Klimov Vsevolod Eliseev.


Answering a question from journalists about the beginning of tests of the VK-650V helicopter engine. Eliseev explained that the development of the engine is proceeding according to schedule, without disruptions. The engine demonstrator is currently being fine-tuned. The first flight of the helicopter with installed VK-650V engines is scheduled for 2023, and serial production for 2024.

The development of a new VK-650V gas turbine turboshaft engine was announced in 2019. In July 2020, the Ufa Engine-Building Association ("UEC-UMPO") announced the start of production of the VK-650V demonstrator engine. At the end of January this year, VK-650V entered the stage of bench tests. In April of this year, it was reported that the demonstrator had confirmed the characteristics laid down and that UEC-Klimov was starting to manufacture two prototypes, which should be ready by the end of the year.

The new engine has a takeoff power of 650 hp. sec., as well as in various modes gives out from 400 to 750 liters. from.

The engine is designed for the Ka-226 helicopter and Ansat helicopters. Certification is due in 2023. On Ka-226T helicopters, the Russian VK-650V is to replace the French Arrius 2G1 engines.
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  1. Anachoret
    Anachoret 20 May 2021 15: 20
    +10
    Fine )
    still these Ansats and in industrial shipments))
    and at the same time convenient leasing to make them profitable for acquisition both domestically and abroad)
    1. Artyom Karagodin
      Artyom Karagodin 20 May 2021 16: 27
      +6
      "Ansats" are already being made, so it won't rust with it. We, in a small provincial town from Stavropol, recently on such an "Ansat" ambulances transported a person urgently to the regional hospital. I was personally present, photographed and filmed.
    2. venik
      venik 20 May 2021 18: 42
      +1
      Quote: Anchorite
      Fine )
      still these Ansats and in industrial shipments))
      and at the same time convenient leasing to make them profitable for acquisition both domestically and abroad)

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      So, it seems, it was the problem with imported engines that created serious difficulties with large-scale production? Or have I misunderstood something?
      1. Kurare
        Kurare 20 May 2021 19: 11
        +6
        Quote: venik
        So, it seems, it was the problem with imported engines that created serious difficulties with large-scale production?

        From a technical point of view, there are no problems with imported engines. Another thing is that the Ministry of Defense does not intend to purchase equipment with such critical elements as French engines. And this class of Russian helicopters is very necessary.

        In general, if you look at the timing: start of work in 2019, serial production in 2024, then everything is still very "perfect". Five years for a turboshaft engine is almost ideal. Good luck and no shifts "to the right".
        1. venik
          venik 20 May 2021 19: 47
          +3
          Quote: Kurare
          From a technical point of view, there are no problems with imported engines. Another thing is that the Ministry of Defense does not intend to purchase equipment with such critical elements as French engines.

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          By "problems" I just understood the risks associated with a possible "sanctioned" refusal to supply engines, as well as the need to obtain an export permit from the engine manufacturer.
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          Quote: Kurare
          And this class of Russian helicopters is very necessary.

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          Who would argue! drinks
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          Quote: Kurare
          In general, if you look at the timing: start of work in 2019, serial production in 2024, then everything is still very "perfect". Five years for a turboshaft engine is almost ideal. Good luck and no shifts "to the right".

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          The pace is very encouraging! And I am glad that according to the terms of reference, the mass-dimensional x-ki, the torque and even the "seats" are similar to the Canadian and French engines, and like with the French Arius, VK-650 - this is generally done interchangeable!
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 20 May 2021 15: 24
    +10
    And that, the market already exists, the French engine is being replaced, we do more of our own - we spend less on purchases - we spend more "inside" ... It cannot but be positively assessed by no one except the all-proprietors. True, it will be difficult to find negative in this. tongue
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 21 May 2021 00: 25
      -1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      It cannot but be positively assessed by anyone except the all-proprietors. True, it will be difficult to find negativity in this.

      Nothing complicated. As usual - "how long can you wait", "in the USSR they did it 100/500 times faster" ...
  3. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 20 May 2021 15: 32
    +5
    There is also an aircraft version for the L410 and L610 ... which are also stalled because of the Americans
  4. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 20 May 2021 16: 00
    +7
    Time will pass and "our Western partners" will remember with wild anguish the days when they were even listened to ... And this stuffing cannot be turned back ... For too long and too actively they demonstrated to everyone the "burden of a white man" by pulling down their pants. laughing
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 22 May 2021 10: 16
      0
      This has nothing to do with Western partners. These theaters were produced in Ukraine and are still being produced. The Turks were offered Akinchi on the UAV.
  5. yfast
    yfast 20 May 2021 17: 02
    +1
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    - we spend more "inside" ... It cannot but be positively assessed by anyone except the all-fledged people. True, it will be difficult to find negative in this. tongue
    Another would be to impose a horse tax on the export of dough to Cyprus all sorts, then, indeed, we will spend more "inside".
    all-consuming
  6. Rubi0
    Rubi0 20 May 2021 17: 28
    -3
    I noticed that all such significant projects in the construction of industry for science + - for 2024, exactly for the elections and it is depressing, if anyone wants freedom and 100 varieties of sausages, all the money spent on such projects will simply go to waste.
  7. CastroRuiz
    CastroRuiz 20 May 2021 18: 55
    0
    Isn't that half of the VK3000 engine?
  8. isv000
    isv000 20 May 2021 21: 43
    0
    The ice has broken, it would be nice not to freeze ...
  9. Victor Tsenin
    Victor Tsenin 21 May 2021 00: 25
    +1
    The helicopter is very cute, in 2014, being part-time at the Universiade, I saw many such birds in the sky over Kazan, a very nice and functional machine. Good news in light of the remotorization.

    P.S. No kidding, a very nice car, I can't even say how much I like it.
  10. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 22 May 2021 10: 18
    0
    Quote: Zaurbek
    This has nothing to do with Western partners. These theaters were produced in Ukraine and are still being produced. The Turks were offered Akinchi on the UAV.

    Well, we all saw how they "supplied" Pakistani tanks laughing
  11. RUSLAN
    RUSLAN 23 May 2021 19: 01
    0
    The engines are great! And what about the gearbox for the KA 226? Have the gearbox life been brought to at least more or less acceptable values? Does anyone know?