Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, will produce light utility helicopter prototype, VRT500, designed by VR-Technologies design bureau, by the end of 2019.
Helicopter rotor system strength tests are now underway. VR-Technologies’ specialists are going to start aerodynamic tests in the nearest time.
The helicopter is expected to be supplied in the following configurations: passenger, utility, cargo, training, VIP, and Medevac. VRT500 will be the first Medevac helicopter in the world in the segment of helicopters with maximum take-off weight up to two tons to ensure loading and unloading of unified gurneys through the rear cabin doors, which simplifies the process and allows significantly reducing time.
This helicopter combines high flight performance and a great price with operating costs, in addition to its spacious cabin, largest in its class. These characteristics shall allow VRT500 to occupy up to 15% of the global market of civil helicopters with maximum take-off weight up to 2 tons. We expect to produce and sell an average of 700 helicopters by 2030", Alexander Okhonko, VR-Technologies director general, said.
According to him, about 30% of supply would be destined to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean and about 15% would be sent to North America, Asia-Pacific region, Europe, Russia and CIS.
VRT500 is a light single-engine helicopter with coaxial rotor scheme and 1600 kg take-off weight. This helicopter will feature the most spacious transport and cargo cabin in its class with a total capacity of up to 5 persons, and will be equipped with the state-of-the art glass cockpit avionics suite. With improved performance characteristics this helicopter will be capable of accelerating up to 230 km/h and will achieve a range of up to 1000 km and payload of up to 750 kg.
VR-Technologies design bureau, part of Russian Helicopters, has begun bench tests of the main systems and assemblies of VRT300 unmanned helicopter. The flight tests are scheduled to begin by the end of 2018
A delegation from the Indian MoD is likely to visit Kamov Design Bureau of Russian Helicopters to observe the demonstration flight of a light utility Ka-226T rotorcraft and its ship-based version. “We have offered the Indian side to visit Kamov Design Bureau that developed Ka-226T for the project of delivering 200 units of such helicopters and localizing their production in India
Russian Helicopters has offered its latest Mi-171E2 for use in high altitude and hot weather regions of the world following completion its flight test program. “Due to its improved performance characteristics, Mi-171Е2 may be interesting for government agencies using helicopters
Russian Helicopters and Thai company Datagate Limited signed a memorandum of intent on cooperation in setting up a maintenance service center for Russian-made helicopters at the Singapore Airshow. The document was signed by Deputy General Director on Aftersales of Russian Helicopters, Igor Chechikov and Director of Datagate Ms
Russian Helicopters signed a contract to supply 104 Ansat and 46 Mi-8AMT medically equipped helicopters to National Service of Medical Aviation and Avia Capital Services LLC during the Hydroaviasalon-2018 exhibition, Monday. Rostec subsidiary also signed agreements on after-sales service
Russian Helicopters new Mi-38T military helicopter will make its maiden flight later this month. "The plan is to see the helicopter, which is being adapted to the Defense Ministrys requirements, take off on its maiden flight in May," Kazan Helicopters spokesperson was quoted as saying by
The new Russian Korsar (Corsair) tactical surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will be upgraded with an electronic warfare system and an increased operational range, TASS reports. Unveiled during the night rehearsals of the Victory Day parade in Moscow, the Korsar comprises several drones, a control panel and other systems
Russias Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and S7 Group signed the Letter of Intention that determined the interest of both Parties to delivery of the new modification of the SSJ100 regional jetliners – the 75-seats version, at on-going Eurasia Airshow on April 26. The Parties agreed as follows – till the end of Summer 2018 they are to make a decision upon the Agreement for 50 SSJ75 with an option for 25 more aircraft of this type with the term of the deliveries beginning marked in 2022
US Stealth Jets' Troubleshooting Drone, 'Valkyrie' Damaged in Test Flight
Kuwait to buy Heavy Equipment Recovery Vehicles worth $281M
Tunisia to buy 12 -6C Texan Trainer Aircraft from US worth #234M
China Unveils Weird, Saucer-Shaped Armed Helicopter
Russian S-300s, S-400s Fail to Detect Israeli F-35s Flying Over Syria: Reports...
New GJ-11 Stealth Combat Drone with Flying Wing Design takes part in...
China to Deploy Sharp Sword Stealth Drone on Type-001A Carrier by Year-end...
USAF Develops "Thor" Electromagnetic Weapon to Hammer Enemy Drones
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)