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Russia has developed a new composite armor for Mi-8AMT and Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters participating in UN missions

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Russian-made helicopters participating in UN missions will soon receive new armor that will cover not only the crew, but passengers. The press service of Rostec announced the development of ballistic protection.


According to the report, the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP), which is part of the Russian Helicopters holding, has carried out work on the creation of a new composite armor intended for installation on Mi-8AMT and Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters participating in UN missions around the world.

As emphasized in the holding, the new armor will protect the cockpit of the helicopter and the passenger (cargo) compartment, guaranteeing protection from small arms weapons caliber 7,62 mm. The new protection is based on a Russian non-combustible composite material that is resistant to corrosion and wear, and also has a low weight. A set of new armor for the helicopter weighs only 230 kg. At the same time, it is easy to install and reliably protects.

Another advantage of Russian protection is the ability to use it in various climatic conditions. Armor does not lose its properties in the temperature range from -50 to +50 Celsius.

The developed system guarantees a high level of protection for crew members and passengers from small arms bullets up to 7,62 mm caliber (...) The protection system is reliable, easy and simple to install

- the message says Rostec.

As noted, the production of armor has already been launched at enterprises that are part of the Russian Helicopters holding.
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  1. sen
    sen 7 June 2022 13: 24
    +9
    Russia has developed a new composite armor for Mi-8AMT and Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters participating in UN missions

    Probably high molecular weight polyethylene. This armor material today actually creates the same revolution in body armor as Kevlar once did.
    https://vpk.name/news/89850_vysokomolekulyarnyi_polietilen_revolyuciya_v_sredstvah_bronezashity.html
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 7 June 2022 13: 43
      +8
      At present, high molecular weight polyethylene is widely used in bulletproof vests, car booking, ships, planes.

      That is why I am more satisfied with the additional booking of armored vehicles, and not UN helicopters - an organization that has lost its original purpose.
      1. svp67
        svp67 7 June 2022 15: 07
        +3
        Quote: ROSS 42
        That is why I am more satisfied with the additional reservation of armored vehicles,

        Yes, somehow it would not be bad for cars to equip such armor
    2. TermNachTer
      TermNachTer 7 June 2022 14: 24
      +6
      Why only the UN? And why does Russia need this ridiculous desk, which completely lay under mattress covers?
      1. Evgeny Ivanov_5
        Evgeny Ivanov_5 7 June 2022 14: 30
        -5
        Can you imagine how much this armor on serial turntables will cost, given all the kickbacks? These will be golden helicopters.
        1. TermNachTer
          TermNachTer 7 June 2022 14: 49
          +2
          And what about the performance of a combat mission and the lives of crews, how much do they cost?
          1. hector
            hector 7 June 2022 21: 15
            0
            Quote: TermNachTER
            And what about the performance of a combat mission and the lives of crews, how much do they cost?

            For effective managers and businessmen, this is an empty phrase, the main thing is the size of the profit and how quickly.
    3. merkava-2bet
      merkava-2bet 7 June 2022 14: 28
      0
      Helicopters also need armored glazing based on oxide ceramics, the specifics of low altitudes and small arms of enemies.
  2. Andrey Romanovich
    Andrey Romanovich 7 June 2022 13: 28
    -10
    There is great doubt that Russia and its helicopters will be invited to "participate in UN missions, in the near future."
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 7 June 2022 13: 54
      0
      Quote: Andrei Romanovich
      There is great doubt that Russia and its helicopters will be invited to "participate in UN missions, in the near future."

      There is a queue without our helicopters. Some Balts and Poles are worth something
      1. Andrey Romanovich
        Andrey Romanovich 7 June 2022 14: 02
        -5
        We are talking about the UN, and not about the Poles, like, no?

        The Commissioners of the Independent International Commission of the UN P̶r̶i̶l̶t̶y̶t̶ ̶n̶a̶ ̶ ̶ ̶e̶hr̶t̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶ ̶m̶i̶-̶8̶as ̶i̶ ̶i̶-̶8̶m̶v̶-̶1̶ will come to Ukraine on June 7 to begin an investigation of military crime.

        The mission will last until June 16. The commissioners plan to visit Kyiv, Kharkov, Sumy, Lvov and other cities of Ukraine. They want to talk to victims and witnesses, as well as refugees who stayed in the country but were forced to leave their homes.
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 8 June 2022 09: 03
          0
          Quote: Andrei Romanovich
          Commissioners of the independent international commission of the United Nations

          A masterpiece, well, just brilliant! Independent commissioners from the UN, well, it’s better to get dirty, independent from the USA
          1. Andrey Romanovich
            Andrey Romanovich 8 June 2022 10: 05
            -1
            Even there is nothing to answer - I'm so confused winked
            And where can you find real, international and independent ones - in Abkhazia, the DPR, with Assad or the Taliban *? request
            1. APASUS
              APASUS 8 June 2022 12: 08
              0
              Quote: Andrei Romanovich
              And where can you find real, international and independent ones - in Abkhazia, the DPR, with Assad or the Taliban *?

              I would suggest the Finns as independents. There are questions for them, but less than for other countries and organizations. Here, rather, the implementation of international law plays a role.
              1. Andrey Romanovich
                Andrey Romanovich 8 June 2022 12: 49
                -1
                These demons are named Erik Möse, who is the chairman of the Commission, as well as Jasminka Dzumhur and Pablo de Griff. They are not very similar to the Finns rushing to NATO.
                1. APASUS
                  APASUS 8 June 2022 13: 18
                  0
                  Quote: Andrei Romanovich
                  These demons are called

                  good good good
    2. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 7 June 2022 13: 58
      +3
      and do not need to put on our other helicopters?
      1. dauria
        dauria 7 June 2022 14: 15
        -2
        and do not need to put on our other helicopters?

        The cabin has been armored since the early eighties on the Mi-8 MT. Hinged sheet from the sides of the cabin, plates inside the cabin behind the nose glazing. "Strelkovka" 7.62 was held point-blank even by the PKT. But it makes no sense to book a salon - it’s easy to overweight the car, but to lighten it ... I had to take off the “ears” (EVU) and the trusses. It’s easier to put fighters in armor.
        1. merkava-2bet
          merkava-2bet 7 June 2022 16: 32
          +1
          The very first ones who receive lead, just the flyers in the cockpit, and then everything else, are taught to shoot at an air target with preemption. The fact that armor plates were hung on the Mi-8/17 partly saved, but the pilots were indignant about the lack of armored glass in the cockpit.
  3. faiver
    faiver 7 June 2022 13: 56
    0
    Of course, I apologize, but the wording in the article is not very -
    According to the report, the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP), which is part of the Russian Helicopters holding, has carried out work on the creation of a new composite armor intended for installation on Mi-8AMT and Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters participating in UN missions around the world.
    - but will they not put this armor on their helicopters, which are not involved in UN missions?
    1. Evgeny Ivanov_5
      Evgeny Ivanov_5 7 June 2022 14: 27
      0
      Why? The wording is clear - for turntables of peacekeepers.
  4. Evgeny Ivanov_5
    Evgeny Ivanov_5 7 June 2022 14: 26
    0
    And why bother so much for the peacekeepers? This is how much money they swelled for the sake of a dozen cars?
  5. nordscout
    nordscout 7 June 2022 20: 29
    0
    Maybe, first, in Ukraine, we will try, we will strengthen the armor protection of our VKS helicopters? The UN can wait..
  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 8 June 2022 15: 49
    0
    Stupid headline, you need to make armor for the UN, but for us ??? fellow
    1. fiv
      fiv 9 June 2022 11: 26
      0
      For the UN - the level of booking is easier and known to everyone. For our helicopters - the level of armor is higher, and we will not talk about it in the wide press. I think so.