Russian Helicopters Holding Company in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Defense have started a research work on development of an advanced high-speed helicopter, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Deputy CEO of Russian Helicopters, Roman Chernyshev.
According to him, at present the high-speed helicopter program is developing in two areas. "The first area is slight increase of the vehicle’s speed - about 25% as compared to the existing technologies. We have taken this decision with our eyes opened: our technologies and materials allow starting the development of prototypes in the near future and we intend to start the certification of this helicopter in 2018-2020", — he said.
The second area is connected with carrying out the research work on development of the helicopter, which will significantly outmatch the existing vehicles in terms of flight speed and some other key characteristics. Roman Chernyshev noted that the development of this helicopter is being carried out in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Defense.