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    The testing of upgraded Mi-26T2 helicopter will be completed in 2014
    Russian Aviaton » Thursday March 13, 2014 13:48 MSK

    The flight testing of upgraded heavy Mi-26T2 helicopter manufactured by Rostvertol (part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company) will be completed in 2014, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports with reference to a source close to the Russian military-industrial sector.

    «The preliminary and state flight testing of Mi-26T2 will be completed in 2014 in two stages», - the source noted. He added that the preliminary testing of the upgraded rotorcraft will be started in March or April 2014.

    «This stage will be completed in 1,5-2 months», - the source said. Following the results of preliminary testing the helicopter will be modified prior to the start of state testing.

    «The state testing of Mi-26T2 will be completed in late summer or early autumn», - he added.

    The key differences between Mi-26T2 and Mi-26TS are: reduction of crew size to two members, new avionics and five LCDs. The helicopter is fitted with an integrated flight/navigation system; the system’s information will be displayed on a special display.

    The rotorcraft is powered by two D-136 engines (11240 h.p.) manufactured by Motor Sich (Ukraine).

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