Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) has successfully completed preliminary flight tests of the Mi-26T2V helicopter. The machine is being prepared for a handover to the Russian Ministry of Defense to do joint official tests. The new helicopter differs from the basic Mi-26 model due to a modern integrated NPK90-2V avionics suite, which significantly simplifies piloting of the helicopter.
The upgraded heavy Mi-26T2V helicopter designed in the interests of the Ministry of Defense made its first flight in August 2018. The customer requested that Mi-26T2V should ensure completion of tasks even in regions with complex physical and geographical and adverse climatic conditions, at any time of the day, at equipped and unequipped routes, or even without routes, and on featureless terrain, in conditions of fire and information counteraction of the enemy.