(09 Aug 2021)
Russian Helicopters has signed a contract with the
Russian Emergencies Ministry to supply 9 Mi-38PS helicopters in
The search and rescue Mi-38PS has the capacity to
fly with two crew and three rescuers a total distance of 1,500 kilometers.
The helicopter will be equipped with additional fuel tanks, and
the maximum aircraft take-off weight will be increased.
Deliveries are expected to begin in 2023 and be
completed by end-2024.
“We have a long and successful history of
cooperation with EMERCOM of Russia,” said Andrey Boginsky, CEO of
Russian Helicopters. “Today, Russian emergency services cannot be
pictured without helicopter technology. It is regularly used to
extinguish fires, search and rescue operations and combat the
consequences of natural and technological disasters. To perform
tasks in the most difficult arctic conditions, our colleagues have
to use the most modern equipment and I am sure that because of the
enhanced flight and technical characteristics the Mi-38 will
become a reliable foundation for the expansion of EMERCOM
activities in the far north.”
In the far north, Mi-38PS will be able to operate
with autonomous deployment, use of night vision goggles, various
rescue equipment and medical modules installation. The paratrooper
rescuers will be able to land from the helicopter by parachute,
landing and non-stop methods.
Mi-38PS can use special devices, which will help
to extinguish fires and deal with the consequences of emergency
Hard mooring nodes on the landing pad will also allow
helicopters to land on icebreaking ships, for example, Project
22220 (LC-60Y) of Arktika type, which will expand Mi-38t work
capabilities in arctic latitudes.
Mi-38 helicopters can carry, in the cabin or on
the external sling, up to 5
tons of cargo or up to 40 passengers.
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