Thursday, September 28, 2017

Flying Lightning: Russia's New High-Speed Military Helicopter Taking Shape

Russia is developing a new high-speed combat copter in addition to the existing Ka-52 and Mi-28 attack helicopters. The vehicle might be used for special military missions, according to a Russian expert.

By 2019, the Russian aviation industry is due to present a technical design for a high-speed combat helicopter for the Russian Aerospace Forces.


The new helicopter may be based on the Mi-24 helicopter's platform but incorporate new technology; the new vehicle is expected to fly at a speed of up to 500 kilometers per hour, according to media reports.

Speaking at Heli Russia, the country's annual international helicopter industry exhibition, in May 2017, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov   announced the development of a high-speed combat helicopter which he said is due to make its maiden flight before the end of 2024.
Flying Lightning: Russia's New High-Speed Military Helicopter Taking Shape Rating: 4.5 Posted by: AZ Military