High Speed Hind

Alexander Mladenov profiles Russian research into high-speed helicopter technologies led by a civilian-funded initiative

The LL PSV is a highly modified Mi-24K helicopter with an all-new nose section, new main-rotor blades and more powerful engines with a full digital authority control system.
Russian Helicopters

The highly modified Mi- 24K flying laboratory, dubbed LL PSV and intended to test new technologies for facilitating highspeed flight, has hit a maximum speed of 218kts (403km/h).

This striking news was revealed on October 29, 2016 by a Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) official, Colonel Evgeniy Poluyanov, the head of the 220th branch of the Russian MoD, which is tasked with overseeing defence-related research and development (R&D) work undertaken by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (Mil MHP), a company within the Russian Helicopters holding group.

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