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Russia Receives Modified Arctic Mi8AMTs

Russia Receives Modified Arctic Mi8AMTs

The Russian Defence Ministry has recently received their order of Mi-8AMTSh Terminator and Mi-8AMTSh VA military transport helicopters. The helicopters were modified by Russian Helicopters in agreement of the 2016 Defence Procurement Plan. The modifications equip the helicopters with turboshaft engines, upgraded avionics and a TA-14 auxiliary power plant, enabling them for use in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-17

Russian Helicopters hands over first Mi-8AMTSh to Russian Arctic forces

Russian Helicopters hands over first Mi-8AMTSh to Russian Arctic forces

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (part of Russian Helicopters, which is part of State Corporation Rostec), hosted a ceremony marking the acceptance of the Mi-8AMTSh-VA by the Russian Defence Ministry’s Arctic groupings. The first Arctic helicopter was developed specially for operation in the country’s north in temperatures lower than -40°С. With auxiliary fuel tanks, the helicopter has… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Nov-15

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02-Aug-15 RF-95316 Mil Mi-28N Dubrovichi, Russia (1F)

During a display of the “Golden Eagles” display team, one of the helicopters started to spin on its axis and gradually descend until it hit the ground hard, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the co-pilot.  Post crash fire Full video of the accident here and here (second one shows co-pilot emerging from the helicopter)

02-Aug-15

KRET has developed a laser guidance system

KRET has developed a laser guidance system

KRET has developed a multi-channel laser guidance system for the Ka-52, Mi-8MNP, and Mi-28N helicopters. The new development will guide high-precision missiles and will allow helicopters to use various types of missiles. The laser guidance system is designed to control and guide missiles to a target through either automatic or manual honing. The system uses… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 30-Jun-15

Russian Helicopters delivers batch of Ka226s to Russian military

Russian Helicopters delivers batch of Ka226s to Russian military

[electronic translation] Holding “Russian Helicopters” State Corporation Rostec successfully completed the transfer of the party light multi-purpose helicopters Ka-226.80 Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, which was noted at the bottom of the Unified acceptance of military products.Helicopters have been provided for all tests taken by the Ministry of Defense and the military representative… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Apr-15

Mi-26 helps make new geographical discovery

Mi-26 helps make new geographical discovery

Crews on board Russian military Mi-26 helicopters have discovered a new island in the Arctic Ocean. The island was identified from the air above the Vasilevsky shallows by two Mi-26 helicopters that were carrying equipment from the Yakutian port of Tiksi to the Novosibirskie Islands. This geographical discovery expands the Russian Federation’s territorial waters by… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Nov-14

Russian military to receive six Ansat in 2014 for training

Russian military to receive six Ansat in 2014 for training

[electronic translation]  “In 2014, in the village of Sokolova Saratov region near 25” ANSAT “will have six new vehicles of this type,” – said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the representative of the press service and information to the Defense Ministry to the Air Force Colonel Igor Klimov. “Together with an instructor pilot cadets will… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 01-Jun-14

17-Dec-13 Kamov Ka226 Bashkortostan, Russia

Damaged in force landing after cockpit filled with smoke.  Flight described as a ferry flight from the factory at Kumertau (Republic of Bashkortostan) to Boules airfield (Samara) which suggests it may be the delivery of a new helicopter

17-Dec-13

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Ansat-U and Mi-8 MTV-5 arrive with Russian Armed Forces

Ansat-U and Mi-8 MTV-5 arrive with Russian Armed Forces

[Electronic translation]   Kazan Helicopter Plant (KHP), belongs to the holding company “Russian Helicopters”, Defence Ministry gave another batch of military transport helicopters  Mi-8 MTV-5  game and training helicopters  “ANSAT-U” . Holding “Russian Helicopters” builds a relationship with the Defense Ministry as one of the most important customers in the long term. In 2012, by order of the state line… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Nov-13

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Russian Defense Ministry Signs $380M Helicopter Deal

Russian Defense Ministry Signs $380M Helicopter Deal

Russian Helicopters has signed a 12.6 billion ruble ($380M) order with the Russian Military, covering 40 Mi-8AMTSh helicopters. These will be built by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, for delivery between 2014 and 2020.  The Mi-8AMTSh is a combat transport version of the Mi-17 helicopter, with more powerful turboshafts and portside tail rotor. Its weapon systems… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 05-Aug-13

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28-May-13 Mil Mi-8 Ivanovsky, Russia (2F)

Crashed on training flight, killing two of the four POB

28-May-13

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16-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8 Khankala, Russia (3F)

Three killed out of four on board a Russian Border Guard Mi-8 which crashed in poor visibility.  A criminal investigation has been opened.

16-Mar-13

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14-Mar-13 Mil Mi-8T Khabarovsk, Russia

Crashed on take off for post-maintenance  test flight

14-Mar-13

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08-Sep-12 Mil Mi-24 Dagestan, Russia (4F)

Mountainous region, poor weather, 4 killed

08-Sep-12

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16-Aug-12 Mil Mi-28N Mozdok, Russia

Crashed from a low hover, moderate damage, no injuries

16-Aug-12

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Russian Helicopters Сelebrates 100 Years of the Russian Air Force

Russian Helicopters Сelebrates 100 Years of the Russian Air Force

Russian Helicopters, part of state defence holding company Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, took part in celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force in the Moscow Region town of Zhukovsky on August 10-12. The three-day celebration began on August 10 in the St Petersburg suburb of Gatchina,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Aug-12

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Russia to acquire 20 Ansat trainer helicopters

Russia to acquire 20 Ansat trainer helicopters

The Russian Air Force will take delivery of at least thirty Ansat trainer helicopters by 2020, the service’s spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik said on Tuesday (see full story)

Source: Panarmenian, 23-May-12

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24-Apr-12 “40” Mil Mi-8 Garovka, Russia

Crash landed on a road during a training flight.  3 POB to hospital but not seriously injured.

24-Apr-12

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13-Mar-12 Kamov Ka52 Torzhok, Russia (2K)

Crashed on training flight

13-Mar-12

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Russian Air Force details Ka226 acquisition program

Russian Air Force details Ka226 acquisition program

Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Vladimir Drik said on Monday that the Air Force are acquiring four Ka226s this month, and have longer term plans for up to 30 this decade.  They will be initially delivered to the force’s helicopter training center at Torzhok. He also confirmed that 17 new aircraft were deilvered to Torzhok in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jan-12

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02-Nov-11 Mil Mi-26 Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Emergency landing

02-Nov-11

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Russian Air Force to double Mi-26 fleet by 2015

Russian Air Force to double Mi-26 fleet by 2015

The Russian Air Force is planning on receiving 22 new Mi-26T heavy-lift helicopters over the next four years, taking the total to 45.  There are an additional 7 airframes awaiting overhaul or repair to take the complete fleet to 52.  The Mi-26 is widely used in the Russian military for transportation of over-size items including… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-11

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26-Aug-11 Mil Mi-24 Chernigovka, Russia (1F)

Reported as a rough landing on a routine training flight – and resulted in Mi-24 fleet being suspended

26-Aug-11

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19-Jan-11 Mil Mi-8 Teykovskogo, Russia

Crashed from hovering at 5m, helicopter ended up on its side.  Three occupants, one of which was hospitalized

19-Jan-11

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CSTS Dinamika completes two Mi-8MTV-5 simulators for Russian military

CSTS Dinamika completes two Mi-8MTV-5 simulators for Russian military

CSTS Dinamika completed assembly of two full flight simulators crew multipurpose transport helicopter Mi-8MTV-5

Source: AEX, 22-Dec-10

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Ulan-Ude supply ten Mi-8AMTSh to Russian military

Ulan-Ude supply ten Mi-8AMTSh to Russian military

Under implementation of the Russian Federation Air Force Modernization program JSC Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant being a part of Russian Helicopters holding company supplied 10 Mi-171AMTSh (export part number Mi-171Sh) helicopters to Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Acceptance of the helicopters by the Customer was over in early December 2010. On the 21st of… Read more »

Source: Ulan-Ude, 22-Dec-10

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Abandoned Mi-8 wreck found on mountain top

Abandoned Mi-8 wreck found on mountain top

Mountaineers have very recently found the wreck of a Russian military Mil Mi-8 at the peak of Mount Elbrus, nearly 16,000ft tall. This strikes the HeliHub.com team as being similar to the story of thousands of empty oxygen tanks at various points up Everest. Does the human race really care that little about our environment… Read more »

Source: Gizmodo, 07-Oct-10

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06-Sep-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-8 Shalazhi, Russia

06-Sep-10

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Russian exercise targets formation of Mi-28N squadron

Russian exercise targets formation of Mi-28N squadron

For the first time in the history of the Russian armed forces, ten Mi-28N helicopters were involved in tactical flight manoeuvres together

Source: Aviation Explorer, 30-Jul-10

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13-Jul-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-24 Dagestan, Russia

13-Jul-10

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Eurocopter displays EC175 at Heli-Russia 2010

Eurocopter displays EC175 at Heli-Russia 2010

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, presented EC175 helicopter at HeliRussia 2010. This underlines the importance which Eurocopter puts to Russia and CIS markets as this helicopter was presented at HAI (USA), Le Bourget (France) and in HeliRussia (Russia). EC 175 was presented in off shore configuration for 16 passengers. Eurocopter Group is the leader… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 25-May-10

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17-Jun-09 Mil Mi-24 Ucharal, Almatinskaya Region, Kazakhstan

17-Jun-09 Mil Mi-24 , Kazakhstan

17-Jun-09

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03-Feb-09 Mil Mi-24 near Pugachyov airfield, Russia (3F)

3-Feb-09 Mil Mi-24 near Pugachyov airfield, Russia

03-Feb-09

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