Russian Helicopters to Display BAS-200 Drone at Army 2021 Show

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Russian Helicopters to Display BAS-200 Drone at Army 2021 Show

The first ever drone developed by Russian Helicopters, BAS-200 will be displayed in the static area at Army 2021 event in Moscow starting Monday.

BAS-200 will be presented at the "Army" forum and placed in the aviation exposition area at "Kubinka" airfield. The maximum take-off weight of the device is 200 kilograms. It can reach speed up to 160 km/h and is capable of transporting commercial load up to 50 kilograms. The BAS-200 is capable of flying up to 4 hours at altitudes of up to 3,900 meters. There also presents a ground control complex to provide communication with the drone at a range of up to 100 kilometers. The device is 3.9 meters long and 1.2 meters high. The BAS-200 project is being developed by the National Helicopter Center "Mil & Kamov" of "Russian Helicopters" Holding Company.

The company will also display attack helicopter Mi-28NE, as well as transport-combat Mi-35M and Mi-35P. These aircraft are loaded with a wide range of guided and unguided missiles, and the most up-to-date avionics allow them to carry out missions at any time of the day or night. Also, in the "Patriot" park will be presented an upgraded military transport helicopter Mi-171Sh. It is characterized by increased protection of the crew and troops through the use of kevlar armor plates. The helicopter will also have an expanded armament to effectively support the paratroopers from the air.

Another aircraft presented at the static display will be a light helicopter Ka-226T in a new design, adapted to meet the high mountain requirements. The helicopter's fuselage ​is made with the use of modern lightweight materials, the control and the electrical helicopter systems have been modernized, an impact-resistant crashproof fuel system has been installed, which meets the increased safety requirements. At the same time, the volume of fuel tanks has been increased because of centralized refueling support. The helicopter is also equipped with a new complex of pilot navigation and radio communication equipment.

As part of the holding's exposition at the Kubinka airfield, the world's largest serial helicopter, the modernized Mi-26T2B, as well as transport-paratroopers Mi-38T and civil Ansat Aurus helicopter, will also be presented.

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