Russia’s Kamov design bureau is developing a new coaxial helicopter that can fly at speed of over 500 km per hour for defense missions.
"Two types of work are currently under way. It has already been determined that a helicopter based on the monoaxial scheme can develop a speed of 450 km/hr,” Director of the Aviation Industry Department at Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry Sergei Yemelyanov was quoted as saying by Tass Tuesday.
Higher speeds can’t be achieved so far using the monoaxial scheme. At the same time, the Kamov design bureau is developing a coaxial machine to have a speed of over 500 km/hr. This is being done in the interests of the Defense Ministry, he said.
"A flying laboratory has been developed as part of a promising fast-speed helicopter to test all the innovations," he added.