First Ukrainian helicopter takes off in Zaporizhia

Source : 112 Ukraine

The helicopter will go through the tests during a year
18:00, 16 April 2018

A helicopter made in Ukraine took off for the first time at ‘Motor Sich’ heliport in Zaporizhia on April 16 as the website of the city reported.

‘It took us 10 years. I promised you that the Ukrainian helicopter will take off in Zaporizhia. We have built a heliport and it is a legal place for the equipment testing. We had to certify the place and we did it recently and got the certificate’, Viacheslav Bohuslaev, the General Aircraft Engineer of ‘Motor Sich’ claimed.

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It is noted that MSB-2 ‘Nadia’ helicopter is the upgraded version of Mi-2. It consists of composite for 70% and the feeder tank is removed from the cabin. The helicopter will go through the tests during a year.

As we reported on April 10, the state testing of new Vilkha missile system has begun in Odesa region, Southern Ukraine.

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Also, Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) claimed that a large-scale testing of the Ukrainian cruise missiles will take place at the end of 2018.

On December 22, 2017, the Armed Forces of Ukraine held the successful trial of the Vilkha missile system.

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