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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Fri May 26, 2017 1:03 am

    Russia’s newest Mil Mi-171A2 multipurpose helicopter will undergo certification on August 15

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Mon May 29, 2017 11:49 am

    VLADOVOSTOK, May 29. /TASS/. Russia’s Eastern Military District has received a new shipment of the Mil Mi-8AMTSh Terminator helicopters, the first in 2017, the district’s press service said in a statement on Monday.

    "The new helicopters have been delivered to an airbase located in the Transbaikalia Territory. Before the delivery, the helicopters were inspected by technical experts from the airbase, while pilots conducted test flights," the statement reads.

    However, the press service did not elaborate how many helicopters were included in the first shipment.


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    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:49 pm

    The Ministry of Defense of Russia has already received 100 out of 140 Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters

    KAZAN, June 7th. / TASS /. The Kazan helicopter plant supplied the Russian Defense Ministry with 100 out of 140 Mi-8MTV-5 vehicles, according to the contract until 2020, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said.

    "The plant has a long-term contract for the supply of 140 Mi-8MTV-5 vehicles, in fact there are 40 cars left until 2020 and 10 Ansat training helicopters, and we are now discussing the conclusion of a contract for the Mi-38," he said. Borisov during the visit to the plant.

    As the head of the holding "Russian Helicopters" Andrey Boginsky added, the plant supplies helicopters under the state defense order with a significant lead over the schedule.

    Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters are equipped with a modern complex of flight navigation and radio communication equipment, as well as special night vision equipment and a parachute dropping system, which makes it possible to use machines to solve both combat and transport tasks. In order to increase the volume of the cargo cabin, the fuselage has undergone profound modernization, the number of seats has increased by one third and allows landing to 35 people and transportation accompanied by medical personnel to 12 wounded.

    http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/4320395
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:34 pm


    Russia’s Defense Ministry wants new Mi-38 helicopters produced for Arctic operation

    http://tass.com/defense/950355
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    Post  franco on Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:48 pm

    Contracts for the first two Mi-38 for testing will soon be finalized;

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2656751.html

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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:44 am

    Another batch of Mil Mi-8AMTSh transport helicopters delivered

    https://vpk.name/news/184272_voennyim_predstavitelstvom_minoboronyi_rossii_prinyata_partiya_voennotransportnyih_vertoletov_mi8amtsh.html
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:26 am

    The Ulan-Ude aircraft plant ahead of schedule gave to the Russian Air Force two Arctic helicopters Mi-8AMTSh-VA



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2716450.html

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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:14 pm

    New Mi-26 in Khabarovsk

    As reported by the press service of the Eastern Military District on August 3, 2017, the connection of the army aviation of the Eastern Military District (VVO), based in the Khabarovsk Territory, was supplemented with the world's largest, mass-produced Mi-26 helicopter.

     The crew of the Mi-26 flew over 10 thousand km from Rostov-on-Don, where the manufacturing plant is located, to the airfield of permanent basing, performed 8 refuellings on the itinerary.

    Upon arrival in the air corps, the commander of the crew reported on the successful flight, representatives of the command of the unit congratulated the personnel of the Mi-26 squadron on the arrival of new aircraft.

    Mi-26 replenished the fleet of military aviation units of the district of heavy transport helicopters already in service.

    According to the tradition established in the mix, the pilots installed a symbolic talisman in the cockpit of the new helicopter - a soft toy in the form of a plush tiger cub.



    The bmpd comment. Thus, we are talking about the arrival in the newly formed 18th brigade of army aviation of the 11th Krasnoznamennaya Army Air Force and Air Defense VVO at the airfield Khabarovsk (the brigade was formed on December 1, 2016 on the basis of the stationed there 573rd Aviation Base of Army Aviation) heavy transport helicopter Mi-26 new construction JSC "Rostvertol" (Rostov-on-Don, part of the JSC "Russian Helicopters").

    The Mi-26 helicopter with the tail number "85 blue" (serial number 34001212653, serial number 34-03), is supposedly the second Mi-26 helicopter built for Rosteertol in 2017 for the Russian Defense Ministry. Earlier in March 2017, the Ministry of Defense was given a new Mi-26 helicopter with the registration number "80 white" (registration number RF-13382, serial number 34001212655, serial number 34-05), which was received by the 15th brigade of army aviation 6 The Leningrad Red Banner Army of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Western Military District at the Aerodrome Ostrov (Pskov Region) (it is reported that in fact this board is constantly based on the airfield of Levashovo, Leningrad Region).

    Supplies of Mi-26 helicopters of new construction to the Ministry of Defense of Russia were resumed after a two-year hiatus at the end of 2016, when the helicopter with the serial number "70 red" (serial number 34001212654, serial number 34-04) was handed over to Rostvertol in the "Arctic" Performance, which was part of the grouping of the 45th Army Air Force and Air Defense of the Northern Fleet.

    Earlier, under the contract for 2010 for 18 military helicopters of the new construction, 17 helicopters were produced by the Ministry of Defense of Russia in 2011-2014, (the 18th helicopter in this contract was the above-mentioned helicopter with the aircraft number "70 red" (34-04) in the "Arctic "Performance, surrendered in 2016).

    In April 2016, the Ministry of Defense of Russia signed a contract with JSC Helicopters of Russia for two regular Mi-26 helicopters, which should be delivered in 2018.

    In addition, it was reported that at the end of 2017 Rostvertol should have built the first copy of the modernized Mi-26 helicopter in the kit proposed by the Russian Defense Ministry.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2772275.html
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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:08 pm

    So the 2010 contract for 18 new built Mi-26s has been concluded.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  franco on Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:26 pm

    Now we get the rebuilds. Hearing different figures from 18 to 30.
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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:51 pm

    franco wrote:Now we get the rebuilds. Hearing different figures from 18 to 30.

    18-30 the number of Mi-26 helos will be renovated you mean?
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    Post  franco on Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:37 pm

    Correct.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:41 pm


    Mi-38 production started:

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/97080/
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:51 am

    Russian rotocraft maker starts assembling military version of Mi-38 helicopter

    The Mi-38T differs from the Mi-38 baseline certified helicopter by a number of parameters and the equipment set

    KUBINKA (Moscow Region), August 23. /TASS/. The Kazan Helicopter Enterprise, part of Russian Helicopters Group, has launched the assembly of the first prototype of Mil Mi-38T helicopters for Russia’s Defense Ministry, the Group’s press office reported on Wednesday.

    The Mi-38T is the military version of Mi-38 helicopters.

    "The Mi-38T prototype will undergo joint flight tests for compliance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. Following their results, subsequent purchases of Mi-38T helicopters will be planned for the needs of the Aerospace Force as part of the 2018-2025 state armament program," the press office said.

    "We have managed to launch the production of the latest machine, which is unique in the history of the Russian helicopter industry. We expect that the Mi-38 will be in demand in Russia and abroad, as operators often encounter situations that require the helicopter’s high load capacity and thrust," Russian Helicopters CEO Andrei Boginsky was quoted by the press office as saying.

    The Mi-38T differs from the Mi-38 baseline certified helicopter by a number of parameters and the equipment set. The new helicopter will have solely Russian-made systems and components.

    The helicopter will also have a fuel system with explosion protection and additional fuel tanks to increase the flight range. It will also feature special communications means and equipment for the use of maritime rescue suits by crewmembers.

    The transport version of the Mi-38T allows expanding its functionality and extending the scope of the helicopter’s operation by creating specialized versions, including its "Arctic" version.


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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:58 pm


    Dawn of new era, assembly of first military Mi-38:


    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2814902.html
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:51 am

    I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:36 am

    flamming_python wrote:I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.

    Could be. Who knows, with Russian Military's newfound appreciation for all things high tech it just might happen.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  TheArmenian on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:17 pm

    flamming_python wrote:I'm most interested in the Mi-38's autopilot system.

    From the bits and pieces that I've read of it, there seems to be the implication that the aircraft is capable of operating something like an unmanned drone; by simply setting the destination on the map and letting the automated systems handle everything.
    Or if not quite, then it's quite possible that an unmanned variant could very much be in the pipeline for later on.

    This would be a real selling point of the Mi-38 compared to the Mi-8/Mi-17 series. Some routine, simple supply runs can be performed without a pilot; and dangerous supply drops near enemy territory can be performed without a pilot too.
    Of course it's greater payload, and slightly greater range and speed, fly-by-wire and superior avionics are also advantages; but not decisive.

    Would love some more info.

    And most important one: it has Russian engines (not Ukrainian)

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    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:27 pm

    TheArmenian wrote:................

    And most important one: it has Russian engines (not Ukrainian)


    Another thing: it's designed to accommodate tall people.

    Like BTR-80 vs Boomerang. You don't need midgets and contortionists to operate them. Although Mi-8 is pretty spacious but you get the picture.
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    Russian Helicopters begin assembling the first Mi-38T for the Russian Defense Ministry

    Post  eehnie on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:19 am

    https://www.ruaviation.com/news/2017/8/23/9568/

    Russian Helicopters begin assembling the first Mi-38T for the Russian Defense Ministry

    Russian Aviaton » Wednesday August 23, 2017 17:45 MSK

    "Kazan Helicopters" of the "Russian Helicopters" holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) has started to assemble the first prototype of the Mi-38T within the framework of the implementation of obligations under the contract concluded with the Russian Ministry of Defense in July 2017.

    In accordance with the terms of the contract, the "Russian Helicopters" holding will supply two Mi-38T to the Russian Ministry of Defense in the framework of implementing the government defense contract before the end of 2019. The Mi-38T helicopter is a military version of the Mi-38, which is developed by JSC Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant.

    These helicopters will be used for conducting joint flight tests for compliance with the requirements of the Armed Forces. According to their results, further purchases of the Mi-38T for the needs of VKS will be planned within the framework of the state armament program in 2018-2025.

    "The start of the Mi-38T serial for the Russian Ministry of Defense is a significant step for the Kazan helicopter plant and Russian Helicopters as a whole. We managed to launch the production of the latest machine, which is unique in the history of the Russian helicopter industry. We expect that the Mi-38 will be in demand in Russia and abroad, as operators often encounter situations that require high load capacity and thrust of the helicopter," stresses Andrey Boginsky, CEO of the “Russian Helicopters” holding.

    The Mi-38T, the assembly of which is carried out on the production capacities of Kazan Helicopters differs from the basic certified Mi-38 helicopter on a number of parameters and the composition of the equipment. The assembled machine will be composed of aggregates and components manufactured exclusively in Russia.

    In addition, it is planned to install the fuel system with explosion protection in this helicopter, as well as additional fuel tanks to increase flight range, special communications equipment and equipment for the use of maritime rescue suits by the members of the crew. The transport version of the Mi-38T allows expanding functionality and extending the scope of machines by creating specialized versions, including the "Arctic" version of the helicopter.

    Multi-purpose medium helicopters Mi-38 occupies a niche between the legendary Mi-8 and the heavy Mi-26 and can be used for cargo and passenger transport, as a search-and-rescue helicopter and also for flights over water. Owing to unique technical solutions, Mi-38 is superior to other helicopters of its class in weight lifting capacity, passenger capacity and many aircraft performance characteristics. It can be operated in a wide range of climatic conditions including maritime, tropical and cold climates.

    The potential of the helicopter combined with simplified maintenance procedures and high performance and flight characteristics makes the Mi-38 very attractive both for the Russian Ministry of Defense and other potential helicopter operators in Russia and abroad.
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    Re: Mi-8/17, Μi-38, Mi-26: News

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:34 am

    New Mi-26 for the VKS...apparently it has the full defensive suit and the dispenser pictured is reportedly different from previous ones


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    Post  T-47 on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:36 pm

    Cyberspec wrote:New Mi-26 for the VKS...apparently it has the full defensive suit and the dispenser pictured is reportedly different from previous ones


    Can't see pic -_-

    Anyone know how to solve this??
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    Post  archangelski on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:42 pm

    T-47 wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:New Mi-26 for the VKS...apparently it has the full defensive suit and the dispenser pictured is reportedly different from previous ones


    Can't see pic -_-

    Anyone know how to solve this??

    Link : http://bastion-karpenko.ru/mi-26t/

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