Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase its latest developments for maritime use during the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015.
“We are actively working to expand operational uses of our commercial and military helicopters on land and sea,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said. “We recently unveiled a modernised Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopter that is designed to serve with the Arctic forces and a military shipborne Ka-52K helicopter. Visitors to IMDS-2015 will have the opportunity to learn more about these and other interesting projects, including an amphibious helicopter.”
The Mi-8AMTSh-VA is an Arctic version of the modernised military transport Mi-8AMTSh-V helicopter, developed specially for flights in low temperatures, polar night, is specially adapted to operation in the Arctic and is highly autonomous. By adopting the Mi-8AMTSh-VA, Arctic units of Russia’s Armed Forces will significantly increase their operational effectiveness, and this helicopter will play a key role in implementing Arctic development programmes.
The shipborne Ka-52K will also be showcased at IMDS-2015. It is in development for the Russian Navy, and is based on the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopter, which is in series production for the Russian Armed Forces. The new shipborne Ka-52K will boast resilient anti-corrosion treatment, folding blades and wings, in addition to a number of other systems that have been adapted to its Naval operation.