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Russia receives another batch of Mi-8ATMSh combat and transport helicopters

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World Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Russia receives another batch of Mi-8ATMSh combat and transport helicopters
 
Russian Helicopters Group has delivered the first batch of Mil Mi-8AMTSh transport and attack rotorcraft to Russia’s Defense Ministry, the group’s press office said. Russian Helicopters Group is a subsidiary of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec.
     
Russia receives another batch of Mi 8ATMSh combat and transport helicopters 640 001A Russian Armed Forces' Mi-8AMTSH combat and transport helicopter
(Credit: Russian Helicopters)
     
"The helicopters were manufactured by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant [in East Siberia]. The second batch of Mi-8AMTSh helicopters is planned to be delivered to the state customer in the imminent future," the press office said, without specifying the number of helicopters.

The helicopters being operated by Russian Defense Ministry crews headed for their bases, the press office added.

The Mi-8AMTSh helicopter’s ammunition load comprises both unguided and precision-guided weapons, in particular, the 9M120 Ataka or 9M114 Shturm antitank missiles.

The helicopter is capable of carrying up to 37 paratroopers, up to 12 stretches with wounded personnel or 4 tons of cargo.

The Mi-8AMTSh helicopter can also carry out search and rescue and evacuation operations.

The helicopter is powered by two VK-2500 engines with enhanced power. The helicopter is equipped with a defensive suite.

The flight deck of the advanced helicopter has multifunction displays showing digital terrain maps and state-of-the-art navigation and flight equipment compatible with the GPS and GLONASS global positioning systems.

The Mi-8AMTSh helicopter also features an extended service life, which allows spending far less on its maintenance during the term of its operation.
     
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