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PAK-MV - Prospective Aviation Complex Multi-purpose Helicopter [Mnogoselevoi Vertolet]
PSSTDV (Perspektivny Sredny Skorostnoy Transportno-Desantny Vertolyot)
Advanced High-Speed Medium Utility Helicopter

By 2030, naval aviation will receive two types of new helicopters - a carrier-based combat helicopter and a multi-purpose [Mnogoselevoi Vertolet] ship and coast-based helicopter. "Serial production of <...> a promising coastal and ship-based multi-purpose helicopter complex and a ship-based combat helicopter will begin," said the chief of naval aviation of the Russian Navy, Major General Igor Kozhin. The general said that the new aircraft will come in the framework of the program for updating the fleet of aircraft and helicopters of naval aviation in 2021-2030.

Until the advent of new machines, the fleet will continue to modernize existing helicopters. The re-equipment of the base of anti-submarine forces and target designation forces for ship groupings of the Ka-27 helicopter into new Ka-27M helicopters is going on. In fact, they already make up half of the park, said Kozhin.

He also added that along with the delivery of the Ka-27M, work is underway to further upgrade them. As for the combat helicopter, in the period until 2020 the fleet planned to rearm on the Ka-52K Katran attack helicopter.

Earlier, Andrey Boginsky, General Director of Russian Helicopters Holding, said that the holding continues to work on the promising multi-purpose Minoga sea helicopter. Work on the preliminary technical design of the machine should be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

It was reported that the Russian Navy will immediately receive several modifications of the promising deck-mounted helicopter "Lamprey", including the landing. According to Sergey Mikheev, general designer of Kamov JSC, its mass production can begin in about ten years. But there are no new helicopters for new landing ships. The plans for the promising Lamprey helicopter are obviously unrealistic, and not only because the practice and the timing of the creation of domestic marine helicopters show this, but primarily because the Lamprey is focused on the new engine.

Russian Helicopters Holding completed the preliminary technical design of the new Minoga deck helicopter and has begun to formulate the terms of reference for the start of development work on a promising helicopter. This was reported to TASS 02 July 2019 by the CEO of the holding Andrey Boginsky. We have accepted the work. This is no longer a research work, it is the result of a draft technical project. We are continuing with the Ministry of Defense the formation of technical specifications for the next stage, for development work, said Boginsky. He emphasized that "it will be a completely new car."

Speaking about the composition of the weapons and the characteristics of the new helicopter, Boginsky noted that any customer follows the path of unification of weapons, although it is clear that there are features of the use of weapons on deck vehicles. In May 2018, Boginsky reported that work on the conceptual design of the promising Minoga helicopter should be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

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