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MODERNIZATION OF MI-8 (MI-17) HELICOPTER

Purpose of modernization: creating a day/night attack, reconnaissance and transport helicopter.

Main directions of modernization:

  • installation of navigation and electronic display complex;
  • installation of the gyro-stabilized observation and sighting system;
  • application of night vision equipment complex;
  • extending the capabilities of flight recording system;
  • installation of the optronic jammer.

Comparative characteristics of Mi-8 (Mi-17) helicopters:

 

Parameter

Mi-8 (Mi-17)

Mi-8 (Mi-17) (modernized)

Engine type

TV3-117МТ

TV3-117BMA-SBM1V

Engine power, h.p.

2 х 1900

2 х 2500

Payload, kg:

normal

maximum

maximum slung

 

2000

4000

3000

 

3000

4000

4000

Hover ceiling, m

3500

4500

Absolute ceiling, m

5000

up to 7000

Application of guided missiles (ATGM “Shturm”, “Ataka”) in day and night conditions

no

yes

Day/night reconnaissance with fixing

the target coordinates

no

yes

Day/night artillery firing adjustment

no

yes

Automated flight on the route

no

yes

Night landing to unlit and undesignated

landing sites

no

yes

Navigation accuracy

3% of the route passed

20 m

Flight range with main tanks, km

580

620


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