Russia wants high-speed combat helicopter
Russian Helicopters has been contracted by the Russian Ministry of Defence to work on a new high-speed combat helicopter concept, the company announced on 24 August.
Russian Helicopters will spend two years refining designs for a high-speed attack helicopter, and forming technical tasks for the experimental construction works.
The contract will see both sides working together to determine technical aspects of the helicopter. Russian Helicopters said previous research is being used, including the results of flight tests of the flying laboratory of a perspective high-speed helicopter with a new main rotor.
Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters, said: ‘As of now, the holding has a significant scientific and technical reserve in the sphere of the perspective high-speed helicopter project - not only through the holding's own funds but also due to the state sources of financing.
‘The contract signed today is a serious step towards the new generation of helicopter construction, with higher speeds and flight and technical characteristics.’
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