Russian Air Force

Modernized Ka-27M enters service with Baltic Fleet

Modernized Ka-27M enters service with Baltic Fleet

16-Jan-2018Source: Russian Military

First modernized Ka-27M helicopter has arrived at the Baltic Fleet Air Force base. In the near future, the second such helicopter will enter the service with the base. After this, the pilots will start learning to operate the new rotary wing aircraft. Following all required preliminary events, the naval pilots will start test flights and... Read more

Russian Air Force prepares for Ansat-U training from March

Russian Air Force prepares for Ansat-U training from March

16-Jan-2018Source: Russian Military

Pilot-instructors of the Air Force Military Academy have started learning to operate new Ansat-U helicopters. The new aircraft were delivered to the training air base in Saratov region in December 2017. Third-year cadets of the Syzran Branch of the Military Academy are to perform first sorties on such training helicopters in March 2018. The Air... Read more

Russia Receives Modified Arctic Mi8AMTs

Russia Receives Modified Arctic Mi8AMTs

2-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

26-Nov-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

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

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

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

2-Aug-2015

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)... Read more

KRET has developed a laser guidance system

KRET has developed a laser guidance system

30-Jun-2015Source: Rostec

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

Russian Helicopters delivers batch of Ka226s to Russian military

Russian Helicopters delivers batch of Ka226s to Russian military

20-Apr-2015Source: Russian Helicopters

[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

Mi-26 helps make new geographical discovery

Mi-26 helps make new geographical discovery

10-Nov-2014Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Russian military to receive six Ansat in 2014 for training

Russian military to receive six Ansat in 2014 for training

1-Jun-2014Source: Rostec

[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

17-Dec-13 Kamov Ka226 Bashkortostan, Russia

17-Dec-13 Kamov Ka226 Bashkortostan, Russia

17-Dec-2013

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... Read more

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

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

27-Nov-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

[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

Russian Defense Ministry Signs $380M Helicopter Deal

Russian Defense Ministry Signs $380M Helicopter Deal

5-Aug-2013Source: Helihub.com

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

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

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

28-May-2013

Crashed on training flight, killing two of the four POB... Read more

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

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

16-Mar-2013

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

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

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

14-Mar-2013

Crashed on take off for post-maintenance  test flight... Read more

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

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

8-Sep-2012

Mountainous region, poor weather, 4 killed... Read more

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

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

16-Aug-2012

Crashed from a low hover, moderate damage, no injuries... Read more

Russian Helicopters Сelebrates 100 Years of the Russian Air Force

Russian Helicopters Сelebrates 100 Years of the Russian Air Force

15-Aug-2012Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Russia to acquire 20 Ansat trainer helicopters

Russia to acquire 20 Ansat trainer helicopters

23-May-2012Source: Panarmenian

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)... Read more

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

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

24-Apr-2012

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

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

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

13-Mar-2012

Crashed on training flight... Read more

Russian Air Force details Ka226 acquisition program

Russian Air Force details Ka226 acquisition program

18-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

2-Nov-2011

Emergency landing... Read more

Russian Air Force to double Mi-26 fleet by 2015

Russian Air Force to double Mi-26 fleet by 2015

25-Oct-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

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

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

26-Aug-2011

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

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

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

19-Jan-2011

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

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

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

22-Dec-2010Source: AEX

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

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

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

22-Dec-2010Source: Ulan-Ude

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

Abandoned Mi-8 wreck found on mountain top

Abandoned Mi-8 wreck found on mountain top

7-Oct-2010Source: Gizmodo

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

Russian exercise targets formation of Mi-28N squadron

Russian exercise targets formation of Mi-28N squadron

30-Jul-2010Source: Aviation Explorer

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

Eurocopter displays EC175 at Heli-Russia 2010

Eurocopter displays EC175 at Heli-Russia 2010

25-May-2010Source: Eurocopter

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

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

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

17-Jun-2009

17-Jun-09 Mil Mi-24 , Kazakhstan... Read more

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

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

3-Feb-2009

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

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