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Saba-248 (Good Wind) helicopter

Saba-248The helicopter is a multi-purpose hybrid helicopter, and was unveiled March 2017 in the presence of the Secretary of Defense and Armed Forces support at Panna. The Saba 244 is a two-engined, 4-mkh with a capacity of 8 passengers. It has missions for cargo and passenger transportation and rescue, photographing and identifying operations, air ambulance, off-shore operations, domestic and foreign cargo and taxi transfers. The number 284 indicates that Saba has 2 engines, 4 rotor blades and the total capacity of 8 people.

Defense Ministry unveiled an "indigenous" helicopter, Saba-248, on 08 March 2017 in the presence of Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and VP Surena Sattari. Despite its obvious resemblance to the American Bell 427, Iranian industry and its military bill the PANHA Saba-248 as an indigenous development. Speaking during the ceremony, Dehghan said we are honored to unveil an important project in the year of "Economy of Resistance: Action and Implementation.

Pointing to the newly-developed military helicopter, he said it is designed and manufactured by Iranian experts at the Defense Ministry in cooperation with science and research centers as well as knowledge-based enterprises in the country. The state-of-the-art Saba-248 helicopter has a light and medium weight class; it is multi-purpose, twin-engined, and has four-bladed airscrew and the capacity of 8 passengers, Dehghan added.

The minister noted that the military hardware is able to participate in cargo and passenger transport missions as well as rescue, photographing and reconnaisance operations. On the technical specifications of the helicopter, Dehghan pointed to the use of modern technologies in the field of navigation, conduct and mechanical systems, acceptable function with sole engine, high reliability, low sound and vibration, high speed, operating temperature range of -25 C to 55 C and an aerodynamic body.

According to the official IRNA news agency, the four-bladed Saba-248 has two engines but it is capable of operating with just one, and that it can fly in temperatures ranging from minus 25 to 55 degrees Celsius (minus 13 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit). The helicopter would be supplied at competitive prices based on customers military and civilian demands and the ability to export to international markets, especially Islamic countries, he said. Dehghan congratulated the Leader of Islamic Revolution and Iranian nation for the achievement, saying the Defense Ministry has put the production of heavy helicopters on the agenda this year and hopes to realize the goal in the coming years.

With the presence of Sardar Dehghan, Minister of Defense and Sorena Sattari, Vice President of Science and Technology of Saba 248 National Helicopter Air Defense Ministry designed and built was unveiled 06 March 2017. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony of this national helicopter, Sardar Dehghan said, "We are proud to unveil one of the most important projects in the year of the resistance economy, which is truly one of the symbols of the resistance economy." The Minister of Defense added: "According to the country's need for helicopters in the medium weight class, which is the highest demand and future need; Panha Company, in cooperation with knowledge-based companies, universities and scientific and research centers of various industries in the Ministry of Defense, designed, built and produced the Saba 248 national helicopter.

The Saba-248's design has more than a passing resemblance to the Bell Helicopter Model 427, a not terribly sucessful helicopter project by Bell. Internally, the Saba-248 largely consists of Western systems and subsystems. The first-flight of a Saba-248 prototype came in 2016.One of the most important projects unveiled in late 2016 by Brigadier General Hussein Dehghan, Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Support was the national helicopter of Saba. The Iranian military initially hoped to introduce the product into service sometime in 2019.

Saba-248 is a light multi-purpose helicopter with four blades with a capacity of 8 passengers [snuggly]. The ceiling of "Saba" flight altitude is 6,000 meters and the flight duration is 4 hours and 50 minutes. Emergency water landing system, auxiliary fuel tanks, rescue lift, cargo hook and wiring protection system are other features of this helicopter.

The Ministry of Defense and Support of the Armed Forces had an important role in the production of defense equipment of the Armed Forces and has taken important steps in this direction over the past years. Saba 248 National Helicopter, was designed and built by the specialists of Iran Helicopter Support and Renovation Company, affiliated to the Aviation Industry Organization of the Ministry of Defense.

By 2018, 5 helicopters named "Shahed-278", "Shahed-285", "Shahed-216", Sorena "and" Homa National Helicopter "have been designed and built by the efforts of the country's researchers and the sixth helicopter named" Saba " -248 "was unveiled in March of last year in the presence of the Vice President for Science and Technology and the Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Support. Some parts of this helicopter have been designed and built in collaboration with researchers from knowledge-based companies.

Use of modern technologies in the field of navigation, guidance and mechanical systems, acceptable operation in the mode of a silent engine, high reliability, low noise and vibration and high speed, operational capability in the temperature range of -25 to 55 degrees Celsius and suitable aerodynamic body, Among other technical specifications is the 248 helicopter.

Regarding the characteristics of Saba National Helicopter, the Minister of Defense said: "According to the country's need for medium-weight helicopters, which is the highest demand and future need; Panha Company, in cooperation with knowledge-based companies, universities and scientific and research centers of various industries in the Ministry of Defense, designed, built and produced the Saba 248 national helicopter.

Sardar Dehghan added: Saba 248 national helicopter in light and medium weight class of multi-purpose, two-engine, four-propeller and with a capacity of 8 passengers is capable of cargo and passenger transportation missions and rescue operations, photography and reconnaissance, air ambulance , Perform offshore operations and air taxis.

Minister of Defense, the use of modern technologies in the field of navigation, guidance and mechanical systems, acceptable operation in the mode of a silent engine, high reliability, low noise and vibration and high speed, operational capability in the temperature range of 25-55 C and He mentioned the appropriate aerodynamic body as one of the technical specifications of the 248 helicopter and said: "This helicopter can be offered at a competitive price based on the needs of military and civilian customers and the ability to export to international markets, especially in Islamic countries."

Amir Sartip "Ahmadabadi", the head of Iran Helicopter Support and Renovation Company (Penha), said about the flight capability of Saba National Helicopter: The flight suffering of Saba 248 National Helicopter is that this helicopter can have 6 hours of continuous flight at a very acceptable speed.

He added: "The engine of this helicopter is one of the fourth generation engines and has its own system and controls." The helicopter also uses the Full Glass Cockpit system. This helicopter is important because it has two engines and many of its systems are dual; It has two hydraulic pumps and has suitable dual pumps. About 200,000 hours have been spent designing, assembling and assembling this helicopter. The complexity of the helicopter and the high specificity and metallurgy make helicopters really difficult to build.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, with the largest helicopter industry in the region, is one of the leading countries in the field of design and construction of military and commercial helicopters. According to the Tasnim news agency media group , helicopters, due to their special flight characteristics such as speed less than the speed of sound, ability to fly at low altitudes and less flight preparation time than aircraft, are always among the effective flying equipment in commercial and military fields.

Helicopter "Saba-248"
highest rise3000 kgs
Portable Weight800 kg
Number of occupants2 people crew and 6 passengers
The highest speed278 km / h
Flight Altitude6 thousand meters
Standing flight ceiling5100 meters
Operational range970 km
Climb rate10 meters per second
Continuity of flight4 hours and 50 minutes

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