Russia's new Mi-38T chopper to conduct test flight in May

Updated 2018-05-11 13:41:00 Xinhua

Russia's new Mi-38T military helicopter designed for airborne troops will conduct its maiden flight in May, local news said Friday.

"The plan is to see the helicopter, which is being adapted to the Defense Ministry's requirements, take off on its maiden flight in May," the Sputnik news agency quoted a spokesperson of Kazan Helicopters, the manufacturer of the aircraft, as saying.

The new multirole chopper will be supplied to the Defense Ministry in October-December 2018, added the spokesman.

It was reported that compared with the original Mi-38 helicopter, the new version comes with military-grade communications equipment and additional fuel tanks for a longer range.

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