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1. The largest customer AW189 (Italian) should become a Russian mining company Rosneft. While she ordered 30 of such aircraft, but in the future it is planned to bring this contract to 160 boards.

And our Ka-62?
“28.05.2017. Its first flight successfully completed the latest Russian helicopter Ka-62. The proportion of composite materials in it is 60%, which makes the helicopter extremely durable.  
 Firstly, the helicopter can be transported by IL-76, and secondly, it can reach speeds of at least 315 km / h.

At the same time, when creating the Ka-62 helicopter, extremely high indicators are laid, which make the honor of any medium-class helicopter. In particular, there are requirements for shock resistance, and they are all performed in the helicopter Ka-62. In addition, the helicopter can work both in hot climate conditions and in low temperature conditions, including high altitude.
The helicopter has a low noise level. This was achieved primarily due to the fact that the designers hid the steering screw in the annular channel. Secondly, the low-noise effect was influenced by the aerodynamics of the entire helicopter as a whole.

"We see Ka-62 in demand on offshore operations, in the work on the shelf. We assume that the characteristics of our helicopter will not be inferior to the characteristics of the helicopters of our colleagues and competitors, "Andrei Boginsky, general director of the holding, said at a press conference, adding that the holding is already discussing with the leading oil and gas companies the requirements for a helicopter for offshore work" (TK Zvezda ).

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In our time it became the norm when the imported equipment advances to the detriment of the Russian, and therefore with the release of Ka-62 do not hurry.
2. Multipurpose helicopter Mi-38: the new aircraft will set new safety standards. July 31, 2017.
In 2016, manufacturers announced that the machine is currently being upgraded to work in the Arctic and hot countries. ... Until 2025, according to the tender documents, the total volume of deliveries will have to be 175 vehicles.
* What kind of "tender documentation"?
According to Ka-226 helicopters, it is easier to say, and therefore understandable: "The volume of joint production with Russia of Ka-226 helicopters in India can be doubled - from 200 to 400 cars," Tass reported citing sources in the Indian military department. This is due to the growing need of the country's Armed Forces in light helicopters.
The agreement on the organization of production of 200 helicopters was signed by Russian companies Rosoboronexport and Russian Helicopters with an Indian partner - a private company Reliance Defense - at the end of August 2015 of the year.     

And more: "The new machine will set new standards for security."
In the classical helicopter scheme, the "safety standards" are set by the tail rotor: if it fails in flight, with rare exceptions - a catastrophe; when maneuvering near the ground, there is a high probability that the tail rotor will catch a snag or a stone, and then it falls with a sharp rotation on its right side!

3. Army and defense industry. July 23rd. / TASS

New "Night Hunter"
"According to Bondarev, the modernized helicopter Mi-28NM" Night Hunter "with double control will begin to serially enter the troops from 2018 year.
 “According to the Mi-28HM no lag. This is a great helicopter, we really need it. As expected, the Mi-28HM will receive a fundamentally new locator providing all-round visibility, a new control system and other equipment, and will also be able to use high-precision weapons. ”

 What is beautiful, in addition to dual control, he will bring with him to the troops.

  • The Mi-28NM will receive a fundamentally new radar providing all-round visibility, the same one that the Milians have been installing since the 80s.

  • Reducers will bring the gearbox to normal working condition and therefore, due to the failure of hv. propellers, our pilots who fly on them will cease to die

  • After fine-tuning the gearboxes, the power limitations will be removed from the VK-2500 engines, i.e. their power supply will increase.

With all this he is far in his LTH to the real fighters Ka-50 / 52!

4. "Military Review

"In Russia, a helicopter was created to fight terrorists, using the Syrian experience 

July 13 2017 
The technical shape of the Mi-171S-VN helicopter was formed taking into account the experience of combat use of helicopters, including in Syria.
The helicopter is equipped with a new composition of flight-navigation equipment. At the same time, to increase combat survivability, the combination of a "glass cockpit" and reliable analogue instruments is applied. In addition, the machine is equipped with the "President-C" defense complex, which automatically detects the launching of missiles by helicopter and implements interference to the heads of their guidance and the release of false thermal targets.

For the protection of personnel, the floor of the cockpit and the cargo cabin is completely closed with a removable lightweight Kevlar armor. Also Kevlar armor is installed along the left and starboard sides to the level of the portholes. To improve the survival of personnel in the case of "hard landing" of the helicopter is provided for the installation of energy-absorbing landing seats. "

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** Great, but with the modernization of the Mi-171, in my opinion, there is more ostentatious than a real desire to help our pilots and paratroopers in the safety of searching and rescuing crews in distress! Russia is probably the only State in the world where helicopters are supplied to the Army not at the request of pilots and not even on a competitive basis, but at the request of cost center designers and "effective managers", who in turn, it seems to me, have a keen desire to annoy our pilots. Therefore, the helicopter was chosen not the one that can better cope with the given job, but necessarily the Mi helicopter, even if it is not quite suitable for the assigned tasks.
By the way, in Syria, the helicopter was looking for pilots who had ejected from a Su-24 bomber, who were also forced to hide from the militants. As you can see, the tasks for such a helicopter will be much more difficult than simply fighting terrorists. Therefore, a special search and rescue helicopter is really needed for the Aerospace Forces, but it was necessary to choose a more worthy one for such flights: the Ka-32-10!

 Although, what is surprising here, if at one time the commander-in-chief of the Aerospace Forces V. Bondarev opposed the restoration of the unique MiG-31 interceptor aircraft for our defense. He argued that the MiG 31 was outdated and the resumption of production would require money, about 25 billion rubles.
“True, at a meeting of the State Duma Defense Committee (15.04.2013/31/30. Parliamentary hearings on the fate of the MiG-3 interceptor fighters were held in the State Duma) it turned out that there is a supply of unique D-35F engines for the“ thirty-first ”, and in excess. Everything else, except the cockpit canopy, too. The lantern is another story. The MiG is a speed record holder, capable of flying at speeds over 31 thousand km / h for more than a minute, for as long as there is enough fuel. And the old lanterns may not withstand the loads, the appearance of cracks has already been recorded, which automatically entails the requirement to reduce the maximum safe speed by almost half. Where are the new lanterns? Allegedly, while the "new Russia" was being built, the technology and the actual production of heat-resistant and super-strong material for the cabin glazing were lost somewhere. But experts who are familiar with the problem say - we will do it, there would be an order. For PAK FA, Su-XNUMX - we are producing, but for the MiG-XNUMX - we can't? Lies".
So the State Duma deputies forced the Commander-in-Chief of the Aerospace Forces to restore these fighters, and today the MiG-31 is an unrivaled fighter-interceptor in the world, and our State, with their help, is under reliable protection from the invasion of uninvited "guests"!


Vitalii Belyaev.