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Russian Helicopters delivers four new Mi-8AMTSh Terminator helicopters to Russian Armed Forces

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Russian Helicopters delivers four new Mi-8AMTSh Terminator helicopters to Russian Armed Forces
 
Four new Mi-8AMTSh Terminator helicopters were delivered to the Russian Defense Ministry, the press service of the company Russian Helicopters (subsidiary of Rostec) reported. "Russian Helicopters, in compliance with the orders of the Ministry of Defense, presented the Mi-8AMTSh. These four new rotorcraft were assembled at the Ulan-Ude Aviation factory and then flew to the delivery point in one of the bases of the [Russian] Central Military District "said the statement of the holding company.
     
Four new Terminator type helicopters were delivered to the Russian Defense Ministry, the press service of the company Russian Helicopters (subsidiary of Rostec) reported. "Russian Helicopters, in compliance with the orders of the Ministry of Defense, presented the Mi-8AMTSh. These four new rotorcraft were assembled at the Ulan-Ude Aviation factory and then flew to the delivery point in one of the bases of the [Russian] Central Military District "said the statement of the holding company. Russian Helicopters Mi-8AMTSh Terminator multirole helicopter
     
Specific improvements of the Mi-8AMTSh include the fitting of the more powerful and reliable Klimov VK-2500 engines and an upgraded and strengthened transmission, a new TA-14 auxiliary powerplant, additional fuel tanks, ballistic protection for the crew and systems, a night-vision goggle compatible cockpit, modern navigation equipment (GPS and GLONASS), the option for a nose-mounted thimble radome, and chin-mounted electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) turret.

As well as enhanced systems, the Mi-8AMTSh can also accommodate new weapons systems on 'wing' pylons, such as 9M343/9M39 Igla 'Grouse' air-to-air missiles, 9M114/9M114M Shturm-V 'Spiral' air-to-surface missiles, 23 mm gun pods, and B8V20A rocket pods equipped with S-8 80 mm unguided rockets.