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Maiden Flight of Russia’s High-Speed Helicopter Expected by 2025

The first flight of Russia’s new high-speed helicopter is expected to take place until 2025, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said Thursday.

The 10th HeliRussia exhibition, the country’s annual international helicopter industry event opened at Moscow’s Crocus Expo center on May 25.

The exhibition is touted by experts as a venue to promote a spate of sophisticated Russian helicopters, including the Ka-62, Ka-226 and Mi-38.

“We have plans for a new state armament procurement program for 2018-2025. These plans include scientific research work with the transition to the design stage, and at the end of this period we are planning to carry out a maiden flight of this high-speed helicopter,” Borisov told reporters on the sidelines of the HeliRussia-2017 exhibition.

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