Category Archives: MAKS-2013

Russia Developing Attack Drone From T-50 Fighter Jet


Russia is developing an unmanned combat air vehicle based on the T-50 fifth-generation fighter jet, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said Friday.

The drone is still mostly on the drawing board, however, as development is currently at a “preliminary research stage,” in accordance with plans approved by the Russian Defense Ministry, UAC president Mikhail Pogosyan said at the MAKS-2013 airshow near Moscow.

With the significant technological head start provided by the T-50 program, it will be relatively easy to go ahead with the practical realization of the drone project once the fundamental specifications are agreed upon, Pogosyan said.


Russian Helicopters and Almaty Rescue Service Sign Contract at MAKS 2013 for Delivery of Mi-8AMT


Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and Almaty Rescue Service have signed a contract for the supply of an Mi-8AMT helicopter, to be delivered in 2014.

The Mi-8AMT is planned to be used for rescue and medevac missions in urban areas and mountain regions in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The helicopter is perfectly suited to operations in mountainous and forested terrain, and in high winds. The Mi-8AMT is fitted with an anti-icing system and an SLG-300 cargo winch system; the cargo area has a suspension system for medical stretchers, and there are equipped places for medical workers and rescuers. The helicopter is straightforward to operate and can be stored outdoors.

In 2017 Almaty will host the 28th Winter Universiade. A key task for authorities will be to hold this major event at a high level, and to provide security for all participants and guests. For this reason, Kazakh special forces aviation detachments are already being supplied with equipment they need, in particular multirole helicopters.

Russia Produces 750th Mi-8AMT / Mi-171


Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP), a Russian Helicopters company, has produced the 750th Mi-8AMT (the export designation – Mi-171). The landmark was achieved on the eve of the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon, one of the largest aviation forums anywhere in the world.

The Mi-8AMTSh will enter service with the Russian Defence Ministry. According to the Ministry, the ruggedness, reliability and survivability of Mi-8/17-series helicopters have repeatedly proven themselves when carrying out missions. These helicopters have on numerous occasions saved the lives of their crew and passengers, delivered essential cargoes and ferried wounded people to get medical treatment. The helicopter has proved to be a versatile machine that has earned the trust of aircrews.

” Today the Mi-8AMT is fitted with various additional equipment to expand its potential uses, including a spotlight with IR filter, a FLIR system and various winches, while additional fuel tanks can be added to increase the helicopter’s range. Flight safety is provided by advanced in-cockpit piloting and navigational equipment and a system for emergency landings on water, while air-conditioning is installed for the comfort of passengers and crew. Helicopters of the Mi-8/17 series enjoy global renown and are in constant demand, and for many years has set the standard for medium-class helicopters.

New Mi-171A2 arrives for MAKS 2013


Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, will present the new medium multirole Mi-171A2 at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon.

The helicopter has already arrived at the Gromov Flight Research Institute aerodrome where it will be based before going on static display as part of Russian Helicopters’ exhibition at MAKS.

The Mi-171A2 is one of the most eagerly anticipated new models of the Russian aviation industry. It has been created using the latest technologies, and builds on the many years of operating experience of the Mi-8/17 series of helicopters in different climatic conditions around the world. Thanks to a number of innovations the Mi-171A2 boasts substantially improved flight capabilities and technical parameters, as well as expanded functionality. The helicopter is fitted with a powerful and economical VK-2500PS-03 engine, modified transmission and rotor system that prolong the helicopter’s operating life, and composite main rotors and a new X-shaped tail rotor.

Russia to Showcase T-50, Su-35S Aerobatics at MAKS-2013


Russia’s fifth-generation T-50 and Sukhoi Su-35S multirole fighter jets will perform stunning aerobatics at Moscow’s MAKS International Aviation and Space show, their maker Sukhoi said Thursday.

The jets will display dramatic maneuvers, including what is known as the Puchagev Cobra in which a flying airplane suddenly raises its nose to the vertical position and slightly beyond, and then drops it back to level flight attitude, the company said in a statement.

MAKS 2013, which will run from August 27 through September 1, is expected to be attended by more than 100,000 visitors every day.

The T-50, currently undergoing tests in prototype form, made its first public appearance at MAKS 2011 two years ago.