Development themes helicopter in Russia gaining a huge spread. Helicopter seems to be playing catch-up decides, during the years of inactivity, during the period from 1991 to 2006, before the creation of the holding company «Russian Helicopters», resumed work in this direction. Now Russian vertoletostroiteli conspired to launch a pretty fundamental project, the creation of high-speed helicopter coming.
This, naturally, is a combat helicopter. Currently, all military rotorcraft braked approximately at the same level of speed and greatest merit can not skip this level. Thus, the «Black Shark» Ka-50 can reach speeds of at least 320 km / h, «Alligator» Ka-52 — even a bit less, about 310 km / hour. South American survivor slightly faster Russian Apache helicopters and can fly at a speed of 365 km / h. But the plan Russian helicopter, their project will develop a helicopter capable of speeds up to 500 km / h. Apart speed characteristics to be implemented in a helicopter, and all the services that have been received in the branch to the actual time. Perhaps most important helicopter project will be something identical to the T-50 project.
Requests similar project investment over several 10’s of billion rubles. The main investor should be the municipal company «Russian Technologies». For the period 2011-2012, it is planned to allocate more than 1 trillion rubles for innovation in the field of aviation.