Russia’s exports defense-related company Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) signed the first foreign trade contract for the supply to a foreign customer of the Mi-38T medium-range multi-purpose helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant, which is part of the Russian Helicopters of the Rostec State Corporation. The signed contract was another starting point in the implementation of the Strategy for the development of the military-technical cooperation system adopted by the President of Russia in 2019. The Mi-38T was created entirely from domestic high-tech. Its first flight took place at the end of 2018, and today, in addition to the already contracted machines, Rosoboronexport is processing several more applications for their delivery to foreign partners.
The Mil Mi-38T is a transport helicopter designed by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and being developed by Kazan Helicopters. Originally intended as a replacement for the Mil Mi-8 and the Mi-17, it is being marketed in both military and civil versions. It flew for the first time on 22 December 2003 and was certified on 30 December 2015. Mi-38T is designed for round-the-clock air transport of personnel of up to 40 people with disembarkation at unprepared sites, evacuation of the wounded (up to 12 stretchers or up to 30 seated wounded, accompanied by 2 medical personnel), transportation of goods weighing up to 5000 kg in a cargo compartment or up to 5000 kg on an external sling. In its class, the helicopter surpasses all foreign counterparts in carrying capacity, capacity and range of delivery of troops and cargo. Provides the ability to transport a tactical formation such as a platoon to a distance of up to 800 km.
The Mi-38T helicopter can be operated day and night in simple and complex physical and geographical and weather conditions, at outdoor temperatures from –45 ° C to + 50 ° C, including tropical climate and high mountains. Mi-38T successfully solves the tasks assigned to it under icing conditions, when flying at altitudes up to 6300 m, wind speed from side and tail directions up to 10 m / s, and in headwind – up to 25 m / s. High flight safety is ensured both by equipping it with two engines, and by including in the airborne complex of equipment IBKO-38 systems for preventing collisions with the ground and aircraft in the air. The high maximum speed of the Mi-38T (300 km / h) reduces the response time during landing operations, personnel evacuation operations and cargo delivery.
The helicopter is also adapted for search and rescue operations with the provision for winching people or goods weighing up to 300 kg from the ground or water. The rear cargo hatch is equipped with a loading ramp with hydraulic drive, and on its right side there is a side hatch with a wide sliding door. Mi-38T helicopters can be delivered to the customer in a VIP configuration for transporting passengers in high comfort conditions. VIP cabin equipment includes comfortable comfortable armchairs, sofas, wardrobe, kitchen and bar. The air conditioning system provides a comfortable air temperature, and the cabin is made with additional sound insulation. At the request of the customer, special means of protection and closed communication are installed.