Russia’s new military transport helicopter performs debut flight
ZHUHAI /China/, November 8. /TASS/. A Mil Mi-38T transport and troop landing helicopter being developed on an assignment from Russia’s Defense Ministry performed its debut flight on November 3, Head of Russian Helicopters Group (part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) Andrei Boginsky said at the Airshow China on Thursday.
"On Saturday, the Mi-38 helicopter developed for the military made its first hovering," Boginsky said.
The helicopter prototype was made at the company’s expense on the Defense Ministry’s technical assignment, he added.
"We have a contract with the Defense Ministry on the delivery of two Mi-38s next year and we are just doing the work to implement this contract," he said.