SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK
After been offered recently for Co-development of Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka helicopter by Russia. HAL now plans to showcase Mockup of Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH) which will replace older Mi-8/17 Helicopters from Indian armed forces. (Russia offers India Co-development of Kamov Ka-60 to replace older Mi-8 Helicopters )
Russians sensing an opportunity had earlier proposed Co-development of Kamov Ka-60 with HAL and idrw.org was first to report this development.Proposed Medium Class Helicopter will be of 13-tonne class and will be powered by twin engines and will feature blade folding option for ship deck operations.
New Medium Class Helicopters will also be used to move troop movement, high-altitude air maintenance, offshore operations, heliborne and amphibious assault operations, anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare.
New Medium Class Helicopter revealed in past was set to have a maximum speed of 275km/h.It has estimated a range of 500 km.The service ceiling is estimated to 22,000 ft and payload capacity is to be 3500 kg.
According to HAL combined requirement will be around 350 from Indian armed forces
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