Insight into Ukraine’s rotary re-engineering

Contending with an ageing fleet of military rotorcraft, Ukraine’s aerospace companies have in recent years sought to introduce a series of refurbishments, upgrades and re-engining programmes to ensure the aircraft are kept airborne, and relevant

Ukraine’s aero engine maker and helicopter upgrade specialist Motor Sich currently rolls out two military rotorcraft types for use by the country’s armed forces, the support of which is a necessity, given the lack of near-term options for new platform procurement. Both of the Mi-8MSB and Mi-2MSB, representing, in fact, a rather aged Soviet-era helicopter technology, are living new lives thanks to the Motor Sich-designed upgrade kits.

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