TASS: permission for the production of the Mi-26T2V helicopter will be received by the end of the year Permission for serial production of the Mi-26T2V will be issued by the end of 2021. Andrey Boginsky, CEO of the Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec state corporation, spoke about this in an interview with TASS.
“Now we are in the final stage of receiving the letter“ O1 ”for the basic version of the helicopter, there are not many flights left to complete flight tests of the Mi-26T2V. We expect that by the end of the year we will make these flights and receive the letter “O1”. We have already carried out the first deliveries of Mi-26T2V helicopters to the Russian troops, “Boginsky said, answering a question about the start of serial production of the helicopter.
The head of Russian Helicopters stressed that the Mi-26T2V is a modernization, not new car. The helicopter is designed to solve problems in the development of the Arctic. The new modification received special equipment.
Earlier, Defense IQ analysts have compiled a rating of the most common helicopters. The Mi-8 and Mi-17 family machines have become the second most popular in the world. Military transport helicopters occupy 14 percent of the world helicopter fleet.
In October, Rostec announced preparations for testing the Mi-171A2 helicopter in mountainous terrain. The tests are scheduled for 2022.