mi8Russian Helicopters will demonstrate a sample of Mi-8AMTSh-VA at a private showing during the International Military and Technical Forum ARMY-2016, Moscow. The manufacturer will present the Arctic version which is designed for a wide range of tasks in the Arctic.

Compared with the basic version of the Mi-8AMTSh, the new Arctic Mi-8AMTSh-VA has a number of design solutions related to its use in northern latitudes. Among its main design features is a unique technology of heating the oil system and transmission units. The system allows for a quick engine launch with autonomous and non-hangar helicopter storage at temperatures as low as -60°C.

“Technical solutions implemented in the Arctic version of Mi-8AMTSh-VA can be used not only in the interest of the Russian Defense Ministry but also for civilian projects. These helicopters might interest those who have businesses related to the Arctic region – such as oil and gas companies, exploration and transport enterprises, “- said Vladislav Savelyev, Director of Public Procurement and Military-Technical Cooperation at Russian Helicopters.

Based on the state contracts, the Russian Defense Ministry will receive a batch of Mi-8AMTSh-Vas in 2016 and another batch is planned to be delivered in 2017.