The defense Ministry will receive new Arctic helicopter at the end of November

The defense Ministry will receive new Arctic helicopter at the end of November

The Mi-8AMTSH-VA is designed to keep Russia’s interests in the Arctic. The machine is modified for use in polar night conditions, limited visibility and low temperatures.

MOSCOW, 19 Nov. The first Mi-8AMTSH-VA, was developed specifically for use in the Arctic, will be transferred to the Ministry of defense of Russia in late November this year, said Thursday the press service of the holding “Russian Helicopters” (part of “rostec”).

The Mi-8AMTSH-VA was created specifically for the interests of the Russian Federation in the Arctic. Based on the latest military-transport helicopter Mi-8AMTSH helicopter-IN, a developer and manufacturer of modified machine for use in difficult weather conditions, the polar night, low visibility and maleoriented areas. The main task in creating the machine was adapted to work at low temperatures.

“The contract for the supply of helicopters to the Russian Arctic group of forces was signed with the Ministry of defence in February this year and marks the Ulan-Ude aviation plant together with a long term contract for the supply of helicopters by 2020. In late November the first “Arctic” machine will be delivered to the customer. Following the Mi-8AMTSH-VA will be delivered under the state defense order, starting in 2016″, — reported in the holding company.

“Helicopters of Russia” also reported that included in the holding company Ulan-Ude aviation plant (UUAP) completed flights within the control of flight tests of the first Mi-8AMTSH-VA, during testing pilots State flight test center of the Ministry of defense of Russia (glic MO) was conducted on “assessment of the work of the Arctic helicopter systems, as well as compliance of characteristics of the machine to the customer’s requirements”.

The press service noted that special attention of the developer of a new car — Moscow helicopter plant. M. L. Mil “was given to the equipment and systems that are installed on the helicopter for the first time and are specially designed to ensure operation of the machine in conditions of the Arctic latitudes.”

“At the same time was estimated landing quality, controllability and manoeuvrability, fuel consumption and maximum range in various embodiments, the download. Program test flights were completed,” said holding.

“Ulan-Ude aviation plant” — one of the manufacturing enterprises of the holding “Helicopters of Russia”. Modern production and technological potential of the factory allows quickly to organize manufacturing of new aircraft types and combine the manufacture of prototypes and serial production. For 75 years of existence, it has produced 8,000 aircraft. Today the plant specialises in producing the Mi-8AMT (Mi-171) and Mi-8AMTSH (Mi-171SH).

“Helicopters of Russia” — one of the world’s leading helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The holding was founded in 2007. It comprises five helicopter factories, two design bureaus, as well as enterprises for the production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Buyers of the holding’s products — the Russian defense Ministry, interior Ministry, emergencies Ministry and other government customers, the airline “Gazprom Avia” and UTair, major Russian and foreign companies. In 2014, the revenue of “Helicopters of Russia” under IFRS grew by 22.8% and amounted to RUB 169,8 bln rubles, the volume of deliveries amounted to 271 helicopter.