MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The helicopter regiment of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Western Military District (ZVO), based in the Smolensk region, will receive two newest Mi-8AMTSh-VN multi-purpose helicopters in service in 2022.
The Mi-8AMTSh-VN is a modern modification of a multi-purpose army aviation helicopter, in which new engineering solutions have been implemented that increase the combat capabilities and survivability of the aircraft. The new version of the helicopter is equipped with the President-S defense system. The maximum takeoff weight of the machine has increased to 13.5 tons, and the flight speed has increased to 280 km/h.
The weapon systems of the vehicle were also changed. The helicopter is equipped with a new surveillance-sighting system, which allows more efficient use of the entire range of available weapons. In addition, the armor of the cabin, transport compartment, as well as the most important helicopter units has been strengthened.
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