Moscow [Russia], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia will complete the acceptance tests of a prototype of the modernised Mi-26T2V helicopter, the heaviest mass-produced helicopter in the world, in 2021, Russian Helicopters Director General Andrey Boginsky told Sputnik in an interview.
"The design and development of this aircraft is underway. We expect to receive the letter O1 [the start of mass production] in the first half of next year," Boginsky said.
The Mi-26T2V is a wide-body helicopter capable of lifting payloads up to 20 tonnes and protected against radio-controlled and laser-guided missiles.
The aircraft is equipped with a modernised avionics suite, including an NPK90-2 integrated radio-electronic system that allows night vision and automatic flight mode. (ANI/Sputnik)