According to Defence Blog Article Russia accidentally leaks image of future helicopter. The Kamov Design Bureau appears to have leaked the details of future high-speed helicopter it is about to develop for Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
The concept feature a ‘delta’ fixed-wing, co-axial rotor system, a side-by-side cockpit, and pusher engines in the rear similar to what is utilized on the Sikorsky S-97 Raider and Bell V-280 Valor. The co-axial rotor system will be driven by two engines.
The new concept that could provide increased speed and less drag. Also, a concept of the high-speed helicopter will eqquiped infrared (IR) heat suppressing systems and various fuselage contour constructions with internal weapons bays as a stealth technology to avoid detection.
According to TASS Russia’s new high-speed combat helicopter prototype to perform debut flight in 2019. New Helicopter Gunship Flying at 250 Miles Per Hour
“Next year, we will continue experimental design work. We have developed quite substantial potential. The first flight tests of the experimental helicopter may take place during 2019 or closer to its end,” the Rostec chief executive said.
The new helicopter will be able to develop a speed of over 400 km/h, he added.
According to a presentation, Kamov believes new technologies will provide more speed and range and better fuel efficiency. It is expected that the new helicopter will reach speeds of more than 435 mph (700 kph), nearly three times the speed of a conventional helicopter.
The project of future Russian high-speed helicopter was displayed by Sergei Mikheyev, General Designer of the Kamov Design Bureau.
Sergei Mikheev is an academic, researcher and helicopter designer. He has served as General Designer of Kamov Design Bureau since 1987.
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