Detail design of Russia’s ship-based “Minoga” gunship, expected to fly at speed of 500kmph, which could make it the world's fastest helicopter, is ready.
"Our job has been accepted. We now continue drafting a statement of work for the next stage, for the stage of experimental design,” Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters, the manufacturer, was quoted as saying by TASS Wednesday.
“The helicopter will enter its serial production from 2022. It would be able to develop a speed of up to 500 kmph,” Viktor Bondarev, former Commander-in-Chief of Russia’s Aerospace Forces, had told earlier.
Prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ Eurocopter X3 hybrid chopper has achieved speeds of 472kmph, setting an unofficial helicopter speed record.
“The Russian Navy will receive several modifications of the seaborne Minoga helicopter, including airborne assault variant,” a defense industry source told TASS on the sidelines of the Army-2016 defense forum.
The chief designer of the Kamov design bureau, Sergei Mikheyev, said earlier that an unmanned version of the rotorcraft may be developed if necessary.
The Minoga anti-submarine warfare gunship is a fourth-generation of Russian naval deck helicopter, following the Kamov Ka-15, Ka-25, and Ka-27. It will be powered by a pair of Klimov TV7-117V turboshaft engines interchangeable with their predecessor VK-2500.
A fire broke out in a Russian mini-submarine near the Barents Sea killing 14 sailors on July 1, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense in Moscow. Reuters quoted Per Strand, a director at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority as saying that his agency "made checks" and was "not monitoring too high radiation levels in the area" where the accident took place, suggesting that the vessel is nuclear-powered
While China is locked in a trade war with the US over Huawei, another may be brewing between Washington and Moscow in the telecom field. Smartphones made by international manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung and Huawei may be forced to pre-install applications made by local vendors if they want to sell in Russia according to a proposal initiated by the Kremlin
A projectile that hit a mountainside in the Northern Cyprus capital Nicosia yesterday may have been a Russian-made missile that missed a target in Syria. "The first assessment is that a Russian-made missile, part of the air defense system, which was part of the air defense system that took place last night in the face of an airstrike against Syria, completed its range and fell into our country after it missed," Turkish Cypriot foreign minister Kudret Ozersay said on Monday
In an attempt to bypass US sanctions on Russian entities mainly in defence and energy, Moscow has concluded an agreement with Beijing on switching to settlements in national currencies. A mechanism for mutual settlements is planned to be set up by 2020
Chinese Firm Bids to Buy Ukrainian Aeroengine Company, Motor Sich
China Conducts Military Drills On Its ‘South-East Coast’
Eighth Aircraft Carrying Turkey’s S-400 Air Defenсe System Parts Reaches Ankara ...
US Firms To Renew Business With Huawei Soon: Official
Turkish Aerospace Uncovers Fifth-gen TF-X Jet Mock-up at Paris Air Show 2019
Pakistani-Chinese JF-17 Thunder Seeks New Markets at Paris Air Show 2019
China Displays ‘Upgraded’ FC-31 Stealth Jet Model at Paris Airshow 2019
Dearth of Fighter Jets In Paris Air Show Aerial Displays
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)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...
Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) Su-57 will for the first time perform flights during the ARMY 2018 event near...
The American-made Patriot and Russian S-400 Triumf air defense systems are currently hogging international orders despite their price tags running...
The Russian ministry of defense on Thursday published a series of videos showcasing the production, deployment and installation and testing...