Russia has constructed the world’s fastest military helicopter
Russian helicopters construction corporation “Helicopters of Russia” has constructed a machine exceeding all present and prospective western analogues by its flight and speed abilities.
The helicopter to undergo flight testing in June will be able to make up to 450 km/h. Modern attack helicopters are making from 300 (Ka-52, AH-64 Apache) to 340 (Mi-35) km/h. They are sure in a corporation that the elaboration will be able to exceed this index in a half. Technical requirements and characteristics of high-speed military helicopter are to be determined by the Ministry of Defence of RF.
Today the machine has no name or any military subscripts. For its specification the term “flying laboratory” is used.
Present military helicopters are undergoing modernization also. So it was announced in the corporation that they managed to raise the capacity of the Mi-26 helicopter and to equip it for military necessities.
A large share of the “Helicopters of Russia” corporation’s production are being bought by foreign partners, including the USA. So to accompany its forces on the Afganistan territory the Pentagon has bought more than ten military transport helicopters Mi-8.