The Ministry of Defence of Russia signed the first contract for the supply of an experimental batch of Mi-38 helicopters.
According to the terms of the contract, by the end of 2019, under the order of the Russian Defence Ministry, two Mi-38 helicopters will be delivered, which will undergo experimental and military testing.
The Mi-38 is a medium utility helicopter developed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The Mi-38 was designed in the late 2000s as a replacement for the Soviet-made Mil Mi-8/17 helicopters.
The Mi-38 can operate in a wide range of climates, including maritime, tropical and cold environments.
The technical solutions deployed in the Mi-38 give the helicopter superior maximum payload, passenger capacity and key performance indicators to other helicopters in its class.
The Mi-38 is fitted with a power plant with twin TV7-117V engines manufactured by Klimov JSC.