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Paris Air Show: SATCOM-equipped Ansat on display

18th June 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters is showing the Ansat helicopter equipped with the new Mku30 satellite communication system at the Paris Air Show this week.

The Mku30 satellite communication system allows single-point and multi-point video conferencing on board, smooth real-time transmission of selected amounts of data and high-quality video content. The system will be offered as an option on all Russian Helicopters’ civil aircraft.

Andrey Boginsky, director general of Russian Helicopters, said: ‘We entered into an agreement with the MOST-satellite systems company on joint promotion of these products. The Ku-band satellite communication system was created for Ansat and integrated into its avionics. It ensures data transmission and reception at the speed up to 2Mbps regardless helicopter's location.’

The Ansat helicopter is designed for air medical services, passenger and VIP transport, cargo delivery and environmental monitoring. High-altitude tests of Ansat have been successfully completed, confirming its performance at up to 3,500 meters. The helicopter can be operated in a temperature range between -45 and +50 degrees of Celsius.

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