MOSCOW, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, for the first time will feature its newest medium multirole helicopter Mi-171A2, multi-purpose light helicopter Ansat in its VIP version and multirole Ka-32A11BC helicopter in a fire-fighting version at Dubai Airshow 2015, November 8-12 in Dubai (UAE).
The Mi-171A2 embodied the best qualities of Mi-8/17-type helicopters, as well as achievements in modern technology utilized in the aircraft industry. The main differences between the Mi-171A2 and previous versions are new, more powerful and economic Klimov VK-2500PS–03 engines, main rotor with composite blades, improved aerodynamics and x-type antitorque, fundamentally new radio-electronic systems integrating pilot and navigation suite with open-architecture KBO-17 (a “glass cockpit”), and advanced automatic control system, provides piloting with manual, automatic and automated control modes. Mi-171A2 can be effectively used in high altitudes, high humidity and high temperatures. On-board navigation equipment allows to successfully operate the helicopter at any time of day or night, in all weather conditions, as well as above water.
Light utility helicopter ANSAT is reliable and easy to operate. It is built to a classic single-rotor design with a four blade main rotor and a two-blade tail rotor. It is powered by a single-rotor with the tail rotor, two turboshaft engines and skid landing gear. ANSAT can be operated in different climates and requires no storage hangar. Thanks to easily-removable equipment, the multirole ANSAT can be re-equipped for a wide range of missions: transporting goods and passengers, medical evacuation and search and rescue operations.
Representatives of Russian Helicopters will tell specialists of government institutions about successful experience of using Ka-32A11BC helicopters in firefighting. Multirole Ka-32A11BC is the recognized leader in its class.
According to experts, the helicopter is able to extinguish fire in the high floors of the famous Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. The building, which is 828 meters high (163 floors), is considered to be one of the highest in the world and extinguishing any fire at such altitude is complicated by an inability to use traditional land-based fire-fighting equipment. In 2012, it was Ka-32A11BC that fought the fire, which originated in the 66 and 67 floors of Moscow-City, one of the tallest buildings in Europe and Russia. The helicopter was operating at 270 meters and successfully put the fire out.
During the Dubai Airshow, the Ka-52 “Alligator”, Mi-35M and Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” will be demonstrated to the official delegations from the Middle East and Africa. During meetings with representatives of the region’s security agencies Russian Helicopter specialists will tell about the potential for use of military helicopters Mi-171Sh, Mi-17V-5, Mi-35M for combating irregular armed groups in local warfare.
On numerous occasions Mi-8/17, Mi-24/35 and Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” type helicopters were involved in combat in various parts of the world. Today, Mi-8 and Mi-24 type helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces are involved in military operations against the Islamic State terrorist groups in Syria, and Mi-171SH, Mi-28NE and Mi-35M helicopters of the Iraqi Air force are successfully fighting Islamic State as well.
Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2014 its IFRS revenues increased 22,8% to RUB 169,8 billion. Deliveries reached 271 helicopters.
State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 663 organizations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, six of them are involved in civil industries and 32 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognized brands such as AvtoVaz, Kamaz, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organizations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2014 amounted to RUB 964.5 billion. Tax deductions into treasuries at all levels amounted to RUB 147.8 billion.
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