Russian Helicopters showcases new Ansat and Ka-226T at Russian Centre for Disaster Medicine
03.12.2013 / Moscow

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, demonstrated the medical versions of the light Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters to officials at Zashchita, the Russian National Centre for Disaster Medicine, as part of a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Centre.

Zashchita Director Sergei Goncharov noted the potential of the new helicopters for use in emergency situations; when every second counts, helicopter ambulances are invaluable as they do not get held up by traffic, and can therefore arrive at the scene much faster. Goncharov noted that the helicopters are equipped with the latest medical units and are perfectly suited for missions to protect and save human lives.

Helicopters have a key part to play in helping victims of road accidents and emergency situations. If medical assistance is provided as quickly as possible their chances of survival can more than double, and the after-effects of road accidents, heart attacks and strokes can be reduced by 70%.

Manufacturing specialised helicopters for local and regional emergency and medical services is a core priority for Russian Helicopters. The version of the Ansat on show at Zashchita is designed for emergency medical evacuation and medical transportation purposes. It can reach speeds of 275 km/h and has a range of more than 500 km. The Ansat’s spacious salon can accommodate two stretcher patients and all necessary medical equipment, and provides enough space for medical staff to work in.

The new light multi-role Ka-226T is available in two medical versions – one for evacuation purposes and one for intensive care. The medevac version comes with stretchers for two patients, oxygen tanks and essential medical equipment. It also has adjustable seats for medical staff.

The intensive-care version has room for one patient and for two medical workers to administer treatment in flight. The Ka-226T makes it easy to load and unload stretcher patients through a wide door at the back of the transport cabin. The on-board medical equipment meets international requirements and helps medical staff to operate highly efficiently. The Ka-226T’s coaxial main rotors give it incredibly precise hovering ability, and make it easy to fly and highly manoeuvrable. The helicopter can take off and land in small spaces. It has a range of 500 km and top speed of 250 km/h.


Russian-made helicopters are reliable, efficient and safe. The Ansat and Ka-226T can operate in wide range of temperatures, various weather situations and icy conditions, and can be stored outdoors.

Russian Helicopters gives special attention to environmental factors and efficiency. Its helicopters are fitted with the very latest high-performance engines. The Ansat is fitted with a Pratt & Whitney PW 207K, while the Ka-226T is powered by Turbomeca’s Arrius 2G1.

The Zashchita Russian National Centre for Disaster Medicine of the Russian Ministry of Healthcare is a state institution for disaster medicine in Russia. It is a Eurasian regional centre for disaster medicine in the CIS, and a WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Disaster Medicine Management.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of State Corporation Rostec. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7 billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.

OBORONPROM Corporation is a multi-profile industrial and investment group, a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters) and engine-building (United Engine Corporation).

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.

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