Military Ka-60 is ahead of the development of civilian Ka-62

Military Ka-60 is ahead of the development of civil Ka-62Development new medium helicopter OKB. Kamov — Ka-60/62 — is gaining momentum due to military orders and municipal subsidies.

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" and the company "Kamov" are simultaneously developing a military transport helicopter Ka-60 and its civilian version of the Ka-62. The latter has the highest take-off weight 6500 kg (14,300 lb) and can carry 12-15 passengers at a speed of 290 km / h at a distance of 750 km (460 miles).

Development helicopters of this type was launched in late 1980, the first layout made the flight in 1998. Helicopter capable of carrying 2500 kg payload, and is designed to fill the niche between a light helicopter Ka-226 and Ka-32 and Mi-8/17.

Unlike other models of the new Kamov twin-engine helicopter designed according to the traditional scheme with a five-blade main rotor and the control screw-type "fenestron." According to the developers, the blades and more than half the mass of the fuselage is made of composite materials. At the current time there is only one flight layout, turboshaft engines fitted out "Saturn" RD-600 capacity of 1,300 hp Second layout was lost during the tragedy at Moscow in June 2010.

At the current time, made two new layout, which will join the flight test program there this year. Another helicopter will be built in 2012. New models may be different from the base more streamlined fuselage and improved management control screw. Another difference will be the installation of a new engine Ardiden 3G capacity of 1680 hp French company Turbomeca. Holding bought the first batch of 40 engines of this type, which is due to start in 2014. The agreement was signed in April this year. In total, our home plans to buy 308 of these engines to be installed on helicopters and military versions.

According to an internal tender French theater overpowered own Russian rivals "in all major indicators," said the CEO of the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" Dmitry Petrov. Earlier, Russian producers planned to establish a French helicopter engines civilian version, while the military had to be equipped with the RD-600V. "Now the Russian military became more open to the use of foreign equipment," said Petrov.

Improved layouts Ka-60/62 will receive the latest "glass cockpit" produced by the St. Petersburg company ZAO "Transas-Aviation." This cabin was designated CWE-62 is armed with 2 monitors TDS-12 diameter of 12.1 inches and 2 TDS-84 size by 8.4 inches LED-backlit display, there is also other modern equipment, namely satellite navigation system GLONASS / GPS, obstacle warning system, on-board computers. A basic equipment package weighs 19.5 kg. The same avionics package can be installed on the Ka-226T, which have a panel of devices such as square. Ka-226T is involved in the Indian tender for the purchase of 197 light helicopters and on request can be equipped with different avionics.

Batch creation of a military version of the Ka-62 is scheduled to begin in 2015. Create helicopters will be cooperated at the "Progress" in Arsenyev. Is also developing a languid transport helicopter Mi-38 is also funding from the federal budget. Layout at the stage of flight tests.

According to Petrov, a civilian version of the Ka-62 will be certified by Russian and European standards in 2015-2016. Holding does not yet have orders for this option, but hopes that helicopter, foreign kitted engine with perfectly well-functioning system of after-sales service will find demand in the middle of commercial operators.

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