Russian and Chinese specialists are working on the formation of a technical layout of heavy transport helicopter with take-off weight of 38 tons, a source in the aviation industry informed.
“It is planned to complete the work in August 2016”, the source said.
Russia and China signed a framework agreement for the joint development of heavy transport helicopter. “This is a purely commercial project, which is implemented by holding “Helicopters of Russia” together with Chinese partners. Russian Ministry of Defense has nothing to do with it,” he explained .
According to him, development work on the program of a new rotary-wing machines will begin in late 2016 – early 2017.