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Russia issued request for next-gen heliborne command post

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World Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Russia issued request for next-gen heliborne command post
 
Russia’s Defense Ministry is currently formulating a requirements specification for new-generation airborne command posts based on helicopters, CEO of Russia’s Polyot Scientific and Production Enterprise Alexei Komyakov told TASS on Thursday.
     
Russia issued requirements for next gen heliborne command post 640 001A Russian Mi-6 "Hook" heliborne command post
(Source: Internet)
     
The Polyot Scientific and Production Enterprise is a subsidiary of Russia’s United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation.

"The development of this helicopter has been included in the state armament program. The Defense Ministry is currently formulating a requirements specification," Komyakov said.

A spokesman for the United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation told TASS in February 2016 that the Polyot Enterprise had developed prototype equipment for new-generation heliborne command posts.

The Soviet Union developed a whole number of helicopters used as airborne command posts. In particular, airborne command posts were developed on the basis of the Mil Mi-6 (NATO reporting name: Hook) helicopter (also known as the Mi-22 rotorcraft) and the Mi-8 (Hip) helicopter.

Also, an airborne command post based on the Mi-26 (Halo) heavy-lift helicopter underwent trials.
     
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