Russian Helicopters is to present its latest civilian and military helicopters and conduct negotiations with potential customers at the Singapore Airshow.
Visitors will be able to see the newest Mi-171A2 helicopter in search and rescue configuration, the light multipurpose Ansat helicopter and the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopter.
“We see a rapid increase in the demand in the Asia-Pacific region,’ said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters.
“During the last five years, we supplied over 250 machines. Overall, now there are over 1,200 helicopters in the Asia-Pacific region which were made in Russia.
“During Singapore Airshow, we plan a large-scale business programme with traditional partners and potential customers.
“In late December we signed an agreement on cooperation with the Singaporean company Progression Pte. Ltd. which will allow us to make additional efforts to promote machinery and attract investments in Asia-Pacific countries.”
The Ansat light multipurpose twin-engine helicopter was successfully tested in Pakistan in late 2017. Having performed the flight programme in extreme climatic conditions, the helicopter proved its usability at ambient temperatures of up to +50ºC.
There are over 80 modifications in the Mi-171A2 design as compared to the baseline model. The helicopter is equipped with the VK-2500PS-03 certified engines (a civilian version of engines installed on Mi-28 combat helicopters) with the digital control system.
A new rotor system is one of the main distinguishing features of the Mi-171A2 helicopter compared to Mi-8/ Mi-17 helicopters. The helicopter has a more effective X-type antitorque rotor and a new main rotor with all-composite blades with the improved airfoil shape, improving thrust of the Mi-171A2 main rotor by more than 700kg.
Serial production of the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopter for the Russian Ministry of Defence started in 2007. It is designed to destroy tanks, armored and non-armored ground targets, enemy troops, helicopters and other aircraft both on the front line and in tactical reserves, in any weather conditions and at any time of day and night, as well as for tackling other tasks.