Sunday, December 4, 2022

Russian Army to receive first two newest Mi-38T helicopters in 2019

The Russian Defense Ministry will receive two newest Mi-38T military transport helicopters in 2019, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said during a visit to the Kazan helicopter plant.

“The aircraft has a great future. The helicopter turned out with very good performance. We have already contracted two helicopters, waiting for them, we will get the first helicopter next summer. And, of course, upon completion of all the works, we will already consider serial supply to the troops, ” said Alexei Krivoruchko.

The deputy minister got acquainted with the assembly of new cars and visited the flight test complex where the demonstration flight of the new Mi-38T took place.


This is the first model of the aircraft of this series, made specifically for the Russian Ministry of Defense. The maiden flight took place at the end of November 2018.

Mi-38 helicopters can be used for transporting cargoes and passengers, carrying out search and rescue operations and making VIP transportation in various climatic conditions, including the sea, tropical and cold climate.

Mi-38 helicopters are equipped with TV7-117V highly efficient engines produced by the Klimov United Engine-Making Corporation. The helicopter features an integrated digital pilot navigation system with data shown on five liquid crystal displays and an explosion-proof protected fuel system. Additional landing gear struts enable the helicopter to land on soft ground and snow.

The helicopter’s cabin is furnished with easily removable seats, detachable medical equipment and roller equipment for cargo transportation.

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