Ukroboronprom, the country’s leading defense enterprise, successfully tested the upgraded Mi-8MSB helicopter, the company’s press service reported December 16.
“The helicopter’s flight range and loading capacity have been increased, and the fuel consumption rate was cut down”, reads the message by the Ukroboronprom’s press service.
The company said that new turbo-shaft engines were set up in the helicopter, which makes it reliable and capable of working in various climate conditions. The Mi-8MSB’s construction involves a number of designers’ ideas that meet the requirements of fifth-generation helicopters.
Mi-8MSB can complete tasks of any complexity and may be used for various purposes, such as emergency control, cargo transportation, irrigation et cetera.
Previously, Ukroboronprom designed and developed Verba, the multiple missile launch system based on the Soviet analogue, widely known as Grad.