Promising high-speed helicopter in developing Russia

"Those technologies, the materials that we have let go in the near future to create advanced products, and we focus on the fact that somewhere at the turn of 2018-2020 years we will see the helicopter at the stage of certification testing," — said Chernyshev.

MOSCOW, May 13 — RIA Novosti.Holding "Helicopters of Russia" together the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Defence has opened a research work on the development of prospective high-speed helicopter, said Monday the deputy general director of "Helicopters of Russia" Roman Chernyshev.

According to him, today the program is a promising high-speed helicopter goes in two directions. "The first trend — a slight increase in speed — about 25% compared with existing technologies. We have deliberately chosen this way: those technologies, the materials that we have let go in the near future to create advanced products, and we focus on that somewhere at the turn of 2018-2020 years we will see the helicopter at the stage of certification testing, "- said the deputy head of the holding.

The second area of work related to the conduct of scientific research to create an aircraft that has already significantly exceeds today’s helicopters in terms of speed and a number of other key features. Chernyshev said that the work on this car are conducted jointly with the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Industry of the Russian Federation.

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