New kinds of helicopters will be adapted for the Russian Arctic
9:12 9 ноября 2015
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The holding «Russian Helicopters» will adapt new kinds of military transport helicopters for conditions of the Arctic. This information was given by the director general of the company Alexander Mikheev to TASS within Dubai Airshow 2015.
The first military transport helicopter Mi-8AMTSh-VA purposed for exploitation in low and ultralow temperature range will be passed to the Ministry for defense in the end of the year to conduct flight tests in the Arctic. In particular, the helicopter will receive more powerful propulsion system in comparison with the baseline helicopter. Technologies being used on spaceships will be used for insulation of a cabin. Also it can receive ski landing gear.
According to the words of Alexander Mikheev, creation of Arctic helicopters is planned to distribute not only on helicopters of the series Mi8/17 but also on new platforms, in particular, Mi-38 and also Mi-26, which is also supposed to use in the Arctic.