Holding «Helicopters of Russia» with the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Defense began research work on the creation of a promising high-speed helicopter.
As reported to RIA Novosti referring to the holding CEO Roman Chernyshev, certification tests newest machines can begin in 2018-2020 year.
According to V. Chernyshev, development of the helicopter was divided into two steps.
During the first scheduled to make seasoned standards, the rate of which is only 25 percent higher than modern helicopters. Seasoned product will be manufactured on existing technologies and of tested materials.
During the second step, «Russian Helicopters» begin to build the aircraft, whose technical properties far exceed current helicopters.
Earlier, it became clear that the Ministry of Industry to develop a new high-speed helicopter allocated 2.5 billion rubles. With all of this first step of research work was planned to end in November 2013.
Projects last generation high-speed helicopter
Model of the Ka-92
Model of the Ka-90
Possible technical properties of a promising high-speed helicopter unidentified. Recent years in Russia is working on several promising aircraft.
Namely, the Mil KB is working on the Mi-X1, as «Kamov» — over the Ka-90 and Ka-92.
The implication is that the Ka-90 turbofan jet engine receives and will be able to reach speeds in excess of 800 miles per hour.
In 2010, it was also reported plans «Russian Helicopters» do gunship fifth generation.