Russian Helicopters

Rosoboronexport: Russian Helicopters


Russian Helicopters is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian rotorcraft designer and manufacturer and one of the few companies worldwide with the capability to design, manufacture, service and test modern civilian and military helicopters. Russian Helicopters is part of State Corporation Rostec. Russian Helicopters’ facilities span the entire country. The Company includes design bureaus, helicopter assembly plants, components production, maintenance and repair enterprises, aircraft repair plants, and helicopter service companies providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. It was established in 2007, but its key enterprises date back more than 70 years. There are over 8,000 Russian helicopters operating in over 100 countries. Russian Helicopters products account for approximately 90% of the rotorcraft market in Russia and 10% of worldwide helicopter sales. Russian Helicopters enterprises produced around 22% of the global military helicopter fleet, 32% of the global combat helicopter fleet, and 42% of the medium-heavy transport helicopter fleet. Russian Helicopters has produced a record 49% of the global ultra-heavy helicopter fleet, as well as 65% of the global medium helicopter fleet with MTOW from 7 to 20 tons.

Mi-17V-5 Military/transport helicopter

Mi-17V-5 Military/transport helicopter


Designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, the Mi-17 V-5 series the most successful in the history of Russia’s helicopter industry. Mi-17 helicopters are built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and the Kazan Helicopters, both Russian Helicopters companies. Mi-17 V-5 series helicopters have won respect and admiration from helicopter operators around the world thanks to their advanced flight capabilities, high level of reliability and adaptability, ability to operate in a wide range of climatic conditions (from -50 to +50 degrees Celsius) and ease of operation and maintenance. The Mi-17V-5 military/transport helicopter is designed to carry personnel, cargo and equipment inside the cargo cabin or on an external sling, drop tactical air assault forces and reconnaissance and sabotage groups, destroy ground targets and carry the wounded. The helicopter is equipped with a modern avionics suite providing round-the-clock employment of the helicopter and weapons. Its armament system includes unguided rockets (up to 80 S-8 80mm unguided aerial rockets), cannons (suspended pods with 23mm cannons and 250 rounds each) and small arms.The helicopter is fitted with a self-defense system against heat seeker missiles, heavily-armored cockpit, vital systems and components, and features enhanced survivability. More than 12,000 Mi-17 helicopters have been produced to date – a record for twin-engine helicopters anywhere in the world. They have been supplied to more than 100 countries worldwide and racked up total flying time of about 100 million hours.
Main advantages

  • operability in any geographical and climatic conditions, day and night, in adverse weather;
  • heavy armor protection and versatility (capability to effectively perform assault/transport and combat tasks during one mission sortie);
  • capability to land on unprepared sites at night and in limited adverse weather conditions;
  • high target approach accuracy through the use of a satellite navigation system;
  • high safety and single-engine flight and landing capability;
  • efficient loading/unloading of cargo and paratroopers through the presence of two doors on the sides of the helicopter and a powered ramp.

Mi-35M Transport/attack helicopter

Mi-35M Transport/attack helicopter


The Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter is designed to provide fire support to ground forces, conduct armed air escort of military columns on the march, airlift paratroopers and evacuate the wounded, carry cargo both inside the cabin and externally. The Mi-35M is designed to engage enemy tanks, other armored and soft-skinned vehicles and manpower on the battlefield and in tactical depth, as well as perform other combat missions, both independently and in conjunction with other ground forces. This helicopter is capable of airlifting eight paratroopers with personal weapons. The transport version can deliver ammunition or other cargo weighing up to 1,500 kg inside the cargo cabin or 2,400 kg on an external sling. The Mi-35M enables the transportation of up to 4 wounded or sick (two sitting cases and two stretcher cases), accompanied by a paramedic. The helicopter is equipped with a powerful onboard weapon system, comprising:

  • a flexible mount with the 23mm GSh-23L (with 450 rounds);
  • up to 80 S-8 80mm unguided rockets;
  • up to 8 Ataka or Shturm anti-tank guided missiles;
  • suspended pods comprising 23mm cannons and 250 rounds each; 1-2 12.7mm Kord machine guns installed in the cargo cabin.

Mi-28NE Attack helicopter

Mi-28NE Attack helicopter


The Mi-28NE day/night attack helicopter is designed to search and destroy enemy armored and unarmored vehicles, manpower and low-speed air targets as well as provide cover and fire support for the troops at any time of day. The helicopter is equipped with an integrated avionics suite providing round-the-clock employment of the helicopter and weapons. Its armament mix includes up to 16 Ataka-type guided anti-tank missiles, up to 4 Igla air-to-air guided missiles, up to 80 S-8 80mm unguided rockets and an integral flexible mount with 30mm 2A42 gun (with 250 rounds). The helicopter is fitted with a self-defense system against heat seeker missiles, heavily-armored cockpit, vital systems and components, and features enhanced survivability.
Main advantages

  • precision engagement capability against small ground and low-speed air targets;
  • operability in any geographical and climatic conditions, day and night, high-altitude and in adverse weather conditions;
  • capability of basing on ground sites located at altitudes of up to 4,000 m;
  • heavy armor protection against heat and radar seeker missiles;
  • high target approach accuracy through installation of an inertial-satellite navigation system

Ka-52 Scout/attack helicopter

Ka-52 Scout/attack helicopter


The Ka-52 scout/attack helicopter is designed to destroy enemy tanks, armored and unarmored combat materiel, manpower, low-speed air targets in any weather, day or night, as well as provide reconnaissance and target designation for interacting helicopters and command centers of army units. The helicopter is equipped with an integrated avionics suite providing round-the-clock employment of the helicopter and weapons. Its armament mix includes up to 12 Ataka- or Vikhr-1-type guided anti-tank missiles, up to 4 Igla air-to-air guided missiles, up to 80 S-8 80mm unguided rockets and a flexible mount with the 30mm 2A42 gun (with 460 rounds). The helicopter is fitted with a self-defense system against heat seeker missiles, heavily-armored cockpit, vital systems and components, and features enhanced survivability.
Main advantages

  • operability in any geographical and climatic conditions, day and night, and in adverse weather conditions;
  • capability of basing on ground airfields located at altitudes of up to 4,000 m;
  • precision engagement capability against small ground (surface) and low-speed air targets;
  • round-the-clock operational capability through the use of a day/night sighting system and an on-board radar;
  • protection against heat seeker missiles and heavy armor protection;
  • high target approach accuracy through installation of an inertial-satellite navigation system;
  • ejection capability in a wide range of speeds and altitudes, including zero-zero ejection;
  • automatic terrain-following capability when flying at extremely low altitudes.

Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopter

Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopter


The Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopter is designed to transport self-propelled (wheeled and tracked) and non-self-propelled equipment, bulky cargo both in the cargo cabin and externally, as well as carry personnel and evacuate the sick and the wounded. The helicopter can be used in various versions: transport, troop-carrying, tanker, fire-fighting, and ambulance. The Mi-26T2 is an upgraded version of the Mi-26T equipped with more advanced avionics equipment. The helicopter’s airborne equipment provides safe flight control both along air routes and in off-the-airway regulated and unregulated airspace, day and night, and in adverse weather conditions. The helicopter can carry: TV/thermal imaging equipment, weather radar, night vision goggles, and a satellite navigation system’s receiver.
Main advantages

  • operability in any geographical and climatic conditions, day and night, and in adverse weather conditions;
  • high hovering accuracy, including during transport and fire-fighting operations;
  • capability to land on unprepared sites at night and in limited adverse weather conditions;
  • efficient loading/unloading of paratroopers and cargo through the presence of three doors along the sides of the helicopter and a powered ramp;
  • high-accuracy site approach through the use of a satellite navigation system;
  • capability to simultaneously refuel both helicopters (aircraft) and armored (automotive) vehicles on the ground (tanker version).

 Ka-226T Light multipurpose helicopter

Ka-226T Light multipurpose helicopter


The Ka-226T day/night light multipurpose helicopter is designed to conduct aerial reconnaissance and targeting, patrol, drop small reconnaissance and sabotage groups, transport cargo and passengers, and evacuate the wounded. The baseline helicopter can accommodate a variety of modules with special equipment. The helicopter can be converted into one of the following versions: patrol; search & rescue; medical; transport/freight; passenger; corporate. The Ka-226T’s airborne equipment provides safe flight control both along air routes and in off-the-airway regulated and unregulated airspace, day and night, and in adverse weather conditions. Lighting equipment of the Ka-226T’s cockpit enables the pilot to fly the helicopter at night, including using night vision goggles. The effectiveness of patrol and search missions at night can be enhanced by using TV/thermal imaging equipment. The helicopter can carry various types of special and optional equipment.
Main advantages

  • operability in any geographical and climatic conditions, day and night, and in adverse weather conditions;
  • versatility (module replacement takes two hours);
  • compactness that enables landings on unprepared small-sized sites;
  • high hovering accuracy, including during rescue operations;
  • high hovering ceiling;
  • excellent maneuverability and handling;
  • easy operation and low maintenance;
  • maximum safety and single-engine flight and landing capability.

Ansat light multipurpose helicopter

Ansat light multipurpose helicopter


The Ansat light multipurpose helicopter is intended to carry personnel, cargo and equipment inside its cargo compartment or on external sling, as well as perform special tasks in the interests of different customers. The helicopter can be used in various versions: search & rescue, medical, training, passenger/cargo, VIP. Ansat’s airborne equipment provides safe flight control both along air routes and in off-the-airway regulated and unregulated airspace. The helicopter can carry various types of optional equipment. The Ansat light multipurpose helicopter is designed to carry personnel (up to 10 people), transport cargo and equipment inside its cargo compartment (up to 1,000 kg) or on external sling (up to 1,300 kg), as well as perform special tasks in the interests of different customers.
The helicopter has a spacious 8.7 m3 passenger/cargo cabin enabling its use in various versions: passenger/cargo, search & rescue, medical, training, VIP. Its powerplant consisting of two PW-207K gas turbine engines provides flight safety and high performance characteristics of the helicopter, including in high-altitude and hot conditions. The maximum takeoff weight of the helicopter is 3,300 kg, practical flight range – at least 500 km, cruising speed – 250 km/h, service ceiling – 5,500 m, hovering ceiling – 3,200 m, flight endurance – at least 3 hours. The blades of its main and tail rotors are made of composite materials. Ansat’s avionics equipment is capable of effectively solving the piloting and navigation problems. Training facilities, including a flight and navigation simulator and a computer-aided training classroom, are offered for flight and maintenance personnel training.

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