Air Platforms

MAKS 2019: Russian Mi-26T2V heavy transport helicopter to complete state trials by mid-2020

02 September 2019

Russia's newest Mil Mi-26T2V heavy rotary-wing airlifter will complete trials by mid-2020, according to Rostec holding Russian Helicopters.

"The Mi-26T2V has been developed in accordance with the requirements set by the Russian Ministry of Defence. The platform has successfully completed its preliminary trials. We are planning to complete joint state trials by mid-2020," Russian Helicopters' deputy director for military helicopter sales, Vladislav Saveliev, told media at the MAKS 2019 aerospace show held in Zhukovskiy close to Moscow from 27 August to 1 September.

The Mi-26T2V has been fitted with the NPK90-2 avionics suite, glass cockpit, and Vitebsk direct infrared countermeasures suite.

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