Russia’s prospective high-speed helicopter to go into production in 2022

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Russia’s prospective high-speed helicopter that is currently being developed in the interests of the Defence Ministry will go into production in 2022 and will be able to make up to 500 kilometres per hour, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Colonel General Viktor Bondarev told reporters on Tuesday.

“This work is in full swing, and in 2018 the helicopter’s one-off prototype is to perform a flight. The work completion is planned for 2021, and in 2022 – a series of these helicopters will be produced. They will be able to develop a speed of up to 500 kilometres per hour,” Bondarev said.

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