Version of the Mi-26Т2В for the Arctic will begin to create in 2021
Upgraded helicopter Mi-26Т2В will be ready for mass production in early 2021, after which will be performed by the Arctic variant, reported RIA Novosti the General Director of holding "Helicopters of Russia" (included in "rostec") Andrey Boginsky.
According to him, now there are joint flight testing, but the question is Arctic machines is discussed. "As soon as you finish the work on the Mi-26Т2В, more tightly let's move on to this story. We also showed this idea to my colleagues from the MOE. Our job is to try to unify the guises of the military and Ministry of emergency situations", - added the head of the helicopter holding.
In 2019 Boginsky told RIA Novosti that the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" is developing an Arctic version of the heaviest serial helicopter in the world Mi-26Т2В. Then he was told that the engineering documentation does not yet exist, but the approximate timing is already determined. According to him, from the moment of receiving the specification from the military to the creation of a prototype will take about two years.
Mi-26Т2ВА is intended for use in coastal zones of Arctic seas, it will have a number of specific characteristics: the fuselage is insulated, the heating system of basic units, additional rescue funds heated bath, equipment for cooking and heating of food.
In service of Naval aviation of the Navy of Russia have the Arctic version of the Mi-8AMTSH helicopter - the Mi-8AMTSH-VA. The contract for the supply of these machines for Arctic group of forces was signed with the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation in February 2016. Key improvements of the Mi-8AMTSH-VA in comparison with the basic version - improved insulation, advanced navigation and radio communication equipment (including inertial navigation system operating in the absence of satellite signals), the unique patented heating system for the engines and transmissions, through which at temperatures of minus 40 and below, a possible operational launch of helicopter engines, as well as a large sliding door on the left.