Mi-26T2V helicopter completes preliminary flight tests
It is ready for a handover to the Russian MoD to make joint official tests -TECHNICAL SHEET
Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) successfully completed preliminary flight tests of the Mi-26T2V helicopter. The aircraft is being prepared for a handover to the Russian Ministry of Defense to make joint official tests. The upgraded heavy Mi-26T2V helicopter designed in the interests of the Ministry of Defense made its first flight in August 2018. The machine participated in the "International Military and Technical Forum Army 2018". Then it was transferred to Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant to make preliminary flight tests. The customer requested that Mi-26T2V should ensure completion of tasks even in regions with complex physical and geographical and adverse climatic conditions, at any time of the day, at equipped and unequipped routes, or even without routes, and on featureless terrain, in conditions of fire and information counteraction of the enemy.
Newest modernization variant intended for the Russian military, equipped with new NPK90-2V avioncs suite allowing it to fly routes in automatic mode, airborne defense complex "Vitebsk", anti-blast seats and new navigation and satellite communication systems. The cockpit is fitted with multifunctional displays with provision for use of night-vision goggles during night ops.
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