Defence Helicopter

Mi-38T gains export customer

29th January 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Rosoboronexport has announced the signing of the first export contract to a foreign customer of the Mi-38T helicopter. The customer has not been named.

The Mi-38T is designed for the airlift of up to 40 people; medical evacuation of up to 12 people in stretchers or up to 30 sitting, plus two medical attendants; or the transportation of goods weighing up to 5000kg in the cargo compartment or up to 5000kg on an external sling.

The helicopter is capable of landing on unprepared sites, hoist operations over ground or water in hover mode, and fast loading/unloading of wheeled and tracked vehicles via a hydraulically powered loading ramp, and a starboard hatch with a wide sliding door.

Alexander Mikheev, director general, Rosoboronexport, said: ‘A new product of the Russian helicopter industry, which is largely unique in its segment, was successfully launched on the global market in record time.

‘The Mi-38T was built entirely from domestic high-tech components. Its maiden flight took place in late 2018, and today, in addition to the already contracted machines, Rosoboronexport is processing a few more requests for their delivery to foreign partners.’

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