August 27, 2020 By Helicopters Staff
Russian Helicopters holding company, part of the Rostec state corporation, signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for the development of a modern shipborne helicopter. A signing ceremony was held as part of the International Military-Technical Forum that took place in Moscow.
“This marks a new stage in the creation of modern shipborne helicopter,” said Andrey Boginsky, director general of Russian Helicopters. “Earlier, working together with the Russian Ministry of Defense, we established the terms of reference required for R&D side of this project. Today, we validated the project with the signing of relevant documents.”
Boginsky continues to explain the new shipborne helicopter design has now been fully established. Development work will be carried out by specialists from the National Helicopter Center Мil & Kamov. The first stage of development is planned to be completed within three years.
The project will lead to the creation of a universal shipborne helicopter capable of performing search and rescue, troop transport and ASW missions.