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Media: the first upgraded Mi-26 will be built next year

It is expected that the first upgraded heavy helicopter Mi-26 will be built for the Russian Defense Ministry in 2017 g, the blog reports bmpd with reference to Interfax-AVN.

Mi-26 helicopters of the Russian Air Force built 2012 on the Temp airfield on Kotelny Island

“It is expected that at the end of 2017, the first copy of the upgraded Mi-26 will be built in the configuration proposed by the RF Ministry of Defense, but the agency must also issue a technical task for the modernization of the Mi-26,” a source in the defense industry told.

“The development work on the modernization of the Mi-26 will not be opened, all work will be carried out at the expense of Rostvertol and the holding of Russian Helicopters,” he specified.

“If the Ministry of Defense approves the modernization, the first purchase of the upgraded Mi-26 from about 2018-2019 years is possible,” the source added.

According to him, “the selected option for improving the Mi-26 will allow to produce new upgraded helicopters and modernize previously built helicopters.”

The source also said that this year “the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation plans to start research and development on the development of PD-12В aircraft engine for Mi-26”.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. shooter18
    shooter18 22 January 2016 11: 05
    The world's largest helicopter !! The giant is real ..
    1. shooter18
      shooter18 22 January 2016 11: 07
      Carrying capacity 20 tons, length 40 meters !! 85 soldiers or 70 paratroopers!
      1. seti
        seti 22 January 2016 11: 10
        Such a helicopter is needed now and will be needed in the future. If there is an opportunity to improve it, then I am only for it.
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 22 January 2016 11: 14
          Quote: seti
          If there is an opportunity to improve it, I am only for it.

          Let Putin know about this, he will also agree.
      2. Scraptor
        Scraptor 22 January 2016 11: 56
        and everyone can be shot down at once in the Khankala (127 and 20) ... but cargo is good.
        1. Scraptor
          Scraptor 22 January 2016 13: 22
          minusers are all yearning for the mysterial, each of which intermeddle a whole battalion?
          1. Scraptor
            Scraptor 22 January 2016 13: 48
            Just leave it here ...

   - больше 4000 жертв, войсковой транспорт.
  Армения_(теплоход,_1928) - > не менее 4500 жертв
   - около 5,400 жертв, войсковой транспорт.

            UDC is the same military transport. The request of the paratroopers to carry smaller helicopters. Bulldozers and tanks - please ...
      3. agent rossii
        agent rossii 22 January 2016 11: 58
        and you don’t think of paratroopers as a soldier ???? soldier
      4. your1970
        your1970 22 January 2016 17: 22
        I’m embarrassed to ask, why are soldiers worse than paratroopers ?????
    2. lelikas
      lelikas 22 January 2016 11: 12
      Quote: shooter18

      The world's largest helicopter !! The giant is real.

      The largest, still the B-12, but the largest serial - yes. smile
      1. Deniska
        Deniska 22 January 2016 15: 49
        That's something like this)
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    4. Deniska
      Deniska 22 January 2016 15: 42
      Hackneyed picture. But like ...
      1. Pajamas
        Pajamas 22 January 2016 16: 52
        0 вывозят сгружают
  2. sa-ag
    sa-ag 22 January 2016 11: 07
    Will they upgrade the cabin?
    1. shooter18
      shooter18 22 January 2016 11: 09
      Yes, it is possible .. most likely the electronics will be changed and some new equipment will be hung
    2. WUA 518
      WUA 518 22 January 2016 11: 30
      Quote: sa-ag
      Will they upgrade the cabin?

  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 22 January 2016 11: 09
    At the MAKS air show there was a conversation with the Chinese about joint modernization. It seems like they were supposed to supply engines. Now it means they decided to develop it themselves. Well, well. That's right !!! There is nothing to depend on others
    1. jovanni
      jovanni 22 January 2016 11: 27
      The Chinese engines ?! Usually they have the most problems with the engines. No, I will not fly on such a helicopter ...
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 22 January 2016 11: 11
    And what to improve in it? Such a successful device. Although, perhaps, the engines are more powerful and more economical, avionics and communications are new, displays in the cockpit, materials are new - you look, and 30 tons will be taken away. I think here is the Chinese footprint. They licked at him very much. And rightly so. Ours is modernization, the Chinese are licensed.
    1. ImPerts
      ImPerts 22 January 2016 11: 25
      Limited license and some technology. To not swim for buoys. And if they do something themselves, then this is their problem. Externally, you can always copy. You can dress like a London dandy, drink tea in the English manner and walk everywhere with a cane. But you certainly won’t speak English from this.
      “Doctor, can I play the violin after the operation?”
      - You can.
      - Doctor, tell me, as I can ?!
      - Exactly.
      - It’s strange, I didn’t know how before the operation, but after that I can.
    2. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 22 January 2016 11: 26
      The Perm company will develop an engine for the MI-26 helicopter to replace the Ukrainian one.December 25, 2015 / TASS /. The Aviadvigatel design bureau of Perm has started developing the PD-12V helicopter engine - an analogue of the Ukrainian engine for heavy MI-26 helicopters. This was announced by the governor of the region Viktor Basargin. "To replace the Ukrainian D-136 engine, which is used to equip the MI-26 helicopters, the Perm company Aviadvigatel began work on the creation of the PD-12V helicopter engine. In parallel, we are working on the creation of the PD-10 engine for a heavier modification of the Sukhoi Superjet aircraft (SSJ -NG) ", - said Basargin. The engines will be produced by the Perm Motor Plant.
  5. Neko75
    Neko75 22 January 2016 11: 34
    Well, if they do. The main thing is not to go into the stage of a sluggish project.
  6. Yugan Oleg
    Yugan Oleg 22 January 2016 11: 36
    So modernization in the context of abandoning Ukropsky is good news.
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 22 January 2016 11: 37
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    And what to improve in it?

    Everything can be improved and always, the only question is expediency. If they improved by the ruble, but lost a hundred, to hell with such an improvement. And even if you simply moved the instruments on the dashboard and it became more convenient for the pilot to monitor them, which in turn increases flight safety, this is a necessary improvement. From the field of jokes, but true. On one plane, the spar (longitudinal power element) periodically broke, the head was broken, according to all calculations of strength for the eyes. One master advised to drill holes in length on free spots. He was first sent on a sexual journey, then decided to try it. Everything fell into place, the defect disappeared. Something like this.
  8. Taygerus
    Taygerus 22 January 2016 11: 49
    the news is good, the Mi-26 is in demand, and it will remain idle for a long time, the design is very successful with a reserve for the future, I think the engines will be more powerful and economical, the main thing is not to delay the process
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 22 January 2016 12: 29
      I remembered one old aircraft bike. "Autumn came, the parachute training was over, and in his heart the pilot Nikolaich was even glad of this: he had become very tired of the numerous take-offs and landings that he had to do with these" free-falling ". And now when he had a quiet long flight to another airfield with the young pilot Pavel, his mood was lifted: at last he had a real journey instead of winding circles over the field.

      The weather had already become nasty in the autumn, dark cold clouds crawled, and there was no need for the sunglasses that Nikolaiich habitually wore. Twisting the already unnecessary little thing in his hands, he put them in his pocket and began to habitually prepare the engine for start-up. Clapping black oil clouds, little An began to bask, and a few minutes later the biplane swam in the air with two pilots on board.

      In order to rejoice at the calmly creeping earthly expanses below, Nikolaich did not climb behind the clouds, but went down the bottom. The mood was lyrical, and Nikolaich, in spite of the instructions forbidding smoking on board, gladly took a drag on his cigarette, letting the younger generation of pilots, Pavel, "steer".

      The situation became so peaceful that Nikolayevich did not immediately understand what exactly distracted him from such pleasant memories into which he plunged, but the trained side vision of the old flying wolf could not fail: something was wrong. Nikolayevich began to slowly inspect the horizon meter by meter:

      - BL @ me! Commander, why are you ?! cried the young pilot Pavel, returning the pedals to normal. At that time, Commander Nikolayevich looked very much down, his round-glass eyes stared off to the side, his mouth opened, and his cigarette was about to fall to the floor. Having decided to find out what was the matter, Pavel began to look in the same direction as the commander and ... saw a bulldozer: YES, YES, it was HE.
      Following a parallel course along the lower edge of the clouds, the bulldozer confidently gained height and for the last time, flashing a bucket, disappeared into the autumn clouds ...
      - What was it? - Nikolaich said stupidly, reminding the protagonist of The Peculiarities of the National Hunt.
      “Uhhh ... Bulldozer,” the co-pilot Pavel said hoarsely and in an undertone.
      The commander pressed his finger on the "link":
      - We have here ... Eeeee-uh ... well ... a bulldozer ... - Then the commander stopped short, realizing that he had done some stupid thing. Then flew silently. They did not want to go through an extraordinary medical examination.

      In fact. The cockpit of the Mi-26 was bright and cheerful. The helicopter itself had almost overcome the cloud cover, and now the cockpit was flooded with pleasant sunlight. The whole crew was, as they say, "in the spirit", and therefore the atmosphere of humor and enthusiasm reigned.

      - Commander, Annushka works there in parallel, be careful, overcast ...
      - I see ... We climb above ... - the commander answered leisurely.
      Smoothly gaining height, a powerful rotorcraft carried a bulldozer on the ropes
  9. doework
    doework 22 January 2016 12: 09
    Great news! Powerful backlog created KB Mil, honor and praise be to them!
  10. V.ic
    V.ic 22 January 2016 13: 46
    Democrats, the Mi-26 is just a super modernized Mi-6. They made another gearbox, they raped minus 800 kg on each blade. That's how the Mi-26 was born slowly.
    1. lelikas
      lelikas 22 January 2016 15: 02
      Quote: V.ic
      Democrats, the Mi-26 is just a super modernized Mi-6. They made another gearbox, they raped minus 800 kg on each blade. That's how the Mi-26 was born slowly.

      How can it be - and the T-72 - a highly modernized Christie tank - we all remember! laughing
      1. V.ic
        V.ic 22 January 2016 21: 05
        Quote: lelikas
        and the T-72 - a highly modernized Christie tank - we all remember!

        Very smart ...