Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation has allocated 2.5 billion rubles to build replacement family Mi-8/17

Holding "Helicopters of Russia" has received a contract from the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation to carry out research work on the creation of the fifth-generation helicopter.

The cost of works is estimated at 2.5 billion rubles. The work must be completed by November 2013. The official conclusion of the contract took place on March 22, 2013 Before that, it was approved by the Federal Antimonopoly Service. Civilian version of the high-speed helicopter has become a substitute family Mi-8/17, developed the Moscow Helicopter Plant named after Mile. Special test bench should make its first flight in 2013. Full-scale work on the project will begin in 2014. In the case of successful tests, the new high-speed helicopter must obtain a certificate in 2018, and its operation is to begin in 2020. The intention of holding a fifth-generation high-speed helicopter became known in 2009. In 2012, the "Helicopters of Russia" announced new details regarding the long-term average helicopter (PSV), which is also known as Rachel (Russian Advanced Commercial Helicopter). It is a medium twin-engine helicopter, which will reach 194 knots thanks to the streamlined forms of the rotor blades and fuselage. In addition, the project is ready to superfast jet helicopters (Ka-90) with a turbojet engine, the machine is able to accelerate to fantastic helicopter 700-800 km / h

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