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The Mi-38T made its first flight

The first sample of the Mi-38T, manufactured at the Kazan helicopter plant commissioned by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, He flew under the control of test pilots of the Moscow helicopter plant named. mile. This flight occurred in the framework of the preliminary tests, reported “mILITARY REVIEW” the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.

Вертолёт Ми-38Т совершил свой первый полёт

The helicopter is created on the civilian Mi-38-based and is designed to solve the transport and amphibious task. Also Ni-38T may be used as sanitary. It is possible to increase the range by installing additional fuel tanks. The first deliveries of vehicles of this type to the troops scheduled to begin in 2019 year, after the joint flight test, the results of which will be planned future purchases of Mi- 38T for videoconferencing needs in the framework of the state program of armaments 2018- 2027 years.

According to the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturova, Mi-38 long been in demand in Russia. They occupy a niche in the oil and gas service, as well as in a number of civilian industries. It is possible its further promotion outside of the Russian Federation.

Mi-38T has a high degree of automation, helicopter is capable of performing automatic flight along a predetermined route and approach, stabilization of the spatial position in any flight mode, and automatic hover. It features a new highly economical engines TV7-117V domestic production, integrated digital flight control and navigation system with data display on the five LCDs, Explosion-proof fuel system.

On the basis of the transport version of the Mi-38T is planned to manufacture specialized helicopters, including "Arctic" version.



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