The latest transport-combat duty. Mi-8AMTSH-VN began flight testing, according to RIA Novosti General Director of holding "Helicopters of Russia" (included in rostec) Andrey Boginsky.
In turn, industrial Director of Rostec Aviacenter Anatoly Serdyukov said that the technical character of the Mi-8AMTSH-VN formed based on the experience of combat use of helicopters in modern military conflicts. In particular, high-altitude engines increased power, the new carrier system, advanced armament, enhanced protection and other features of the upgraded helicopter enhance the combat capabilities of the machine and allows to use it for special operations in the most difficult conditions.
Ulan-Ude aviation plant (U-UAZ, enters into holding "Russian Helicopters" Rostec) plans to start production of several new helicopters and has already begun to recruit qualified staff for these projects, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the holding.
"Among the most important projects implemented At the Ulan-Ude helicopter Mi-171A2, the latest modification of the famous Mi-8AMTSH, production light helicopter Ka-226. Projects of production of civil helicopters of the middle class in offshore version – Mi-171А3, a fundamentally new light helicopter – VRT500," said holding.
Russian President Vladimir Putin presents Russia Day the medals of Hero of Labour, among the prizewinners - known pediatric surgeon Leonid Roshal.
The ceremony is held outdoors on Poklonnaya hill in Moscow.