Legendary Russian attack helicopter Mi-24 turns 40


In 2013 was exactly 40 years since the start of production at the Rostov helicopter construction factory (now — "Rostvertol") percussion multi-purpose helicopterMi-24. Multi-purpose military transport helicopter Mi-24 became the first domestic helicopter, specially designed for military operations. Its design was so successful that the modification of the Mi-24 are operated today. Currently there are about 1,500 helicopters of this type which are in service with 60 countries. Just 40 years was built around 3500 Mi-24 helicopters.


In 1978, a test pilot OKB. Mile Hero of the Soviet Union Gurgen Karapetyan set on the Mi-24 is an absolute world speed record for helicopters — 368.4 km / h This record and relevant today for Russian-made helicopters.

The Mi-24 was the basis for the creation of a new Russian attack helicopter —Mi-35M.
Multi-purpose transport helicopter Mi-35 was put into production on "Rostvertol" in 2005. The purpose of modernization was a significant improvement of performance as well as providing day and night combat missions and more effective use of all types of weapons in different geographical conditions, including at high altitude and hot climate. Today, Mi-35M is available in various regions of the world, primarily Russia and the countries of the CIS. New market for the helicopter began to South America, operating along this unique car.

Mi-35M — shock helicopter complex, equipped with modern precision weapons day and night use. The helicopter is designed to destroy armored vehicles and fire support of ground forces. Mi-35M has several uses: shock, landing, health and transport, making the use of the helicopter both efficient and cost-effective. Great advantage of this helicopter — continuous operational use. Mi-35 fitted with an advanced navigation and electronic display with multi-function color displays, surveillance and targeting system, which includes thermal-imaging and television channel, laser range finder and.

Installation of new systems can not only reduce the burden on the crew and use guided and unguided weapons helicopter at any time of the day, but also to take off and land on unprepared and unequipped area.

Multi-purpose military transport helicopter Mi-35, developed on the basis of the famous Mi-24 helicopter is unique in its class. Holding "Helicopters of Russia" is proud of this development, which has become one of the standards of world helicopter.


"Rostvertol"— Helicopter holding company "Helicopters of Russia"."Rostvertol" produces a wide range of helicopters of "Mi" and is working to repair and modernize its fleet of helicopters produced by the enterprise, the supply of aviation equipment and service.At present JSC "Rostvertol" serially produces the following aircraft:new generation combat helicopter Mi-28N "Night Hunter" (Mi-28NE in the export version), a new helicopter gunships Mi-35M, multi-purpose transport helicopter Mi-26T is the lifting helicopter in the world.

JSC "Helicopters of Russia"— A subsidiary of OPK "Oboronprom" (part of the State Corporation Rostekhnadzor), one of the world’s leading helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. Holding was formed in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding comprises five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, as well as manufacturers and service components and service company that provides after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Buyers of the holding’s products — the Russian Defense Ministry, the Interior Ministry of Russia, Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the airline "Gazprom avia" and «UTair», major Russian and foreign companies. In 2011, the proceeds of "Helicopters of Russia" under IFRS grew by 27.8% and amounted to 103.9 billion rubles, while the volume of shipments reached 262 cars.

JSC "OPK" Oboronprom "— Multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. Included in the State Corporation Rostekhnadzor. The main tasks include helicopter (JSC "Helicopters of Russia") and engine-building (MC "United Engine Corporation").

State Corporation "Russian Technologies" (Rostekhnadzor)— Russian corporation, established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military purposes. It includes 663 organizations, of which at present is formed 8 holding companies in the military-industrial complex, a 5 — to civilian industries. Rostekhnadzor organization are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation and deliver products to market more than 70 countries worldwide. In enterprises Corporation has more than 900 million people, or about 2% of the population of Russia. Net income in 2011 amounted to 45.6 billion rubles, the tax payments to the budgets of all levels reach 100 billion rubles.

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