Arctic version of the Mi-8 helicopter to be created


Russian Helicopters is developing the Mi-8AMTSh-VA, a modified version of the famous Mi-8 helicopter, specifically for the Arctic. Its design uses technologies found in spacecraft, specifically the ability of the helicopter to function in the low temperatures and limited visibility of the Far North, including operations in the polar night. According to the designers, the helicopter will be able to perform tasks even when there are difficulties with orientation, for example, during the loss of satellite signals.

Arctic helicopter version differs from conventional machines by improved navigation, a special system of preparation for the flight using the capabilities of the APU TA-14, as well as additional equipment to ensure a comfortable environment for the crew.


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