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Ka-226T in hot weather testing

18th September 2017 - 08:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters and Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) have successfully completed testing of the Ka-226T light multirole helicopter, the company announced on 13 September.

The testing validated the performance of the aircraft at temperatures of up to +50°C .The tests were carried out under an agreement signed in May by JSC Russian Helicopters and IHSRC at HeliRussia.

Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters, said: ‘Several Middle-Eastern countries, including Iran, are interested in light multirole helicopters for firefighting, patrolling, evacuation and medical tasks.

‘The accomplished tests of the Ka-226T proved that the helicopter can operate in critical temperatures, which is definitely important for potential users. I hope that we will soon reach a number of agreements regarding supplies of these helicopters.’

The Ka-226T helicopter has a coaxial main twin-rotor system. It has a maximum take-off weight of 3.6 tons, and is capable of transporting up to one ton of payload. The helicopter has a cabin that can carry up to six people or installed modules with special equipment.

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