Russia to Start Testing New Helicopter Gunship Engine
Russia’s leading aircraft engine maker Klimov will soon start testing an advanced engine for attack helicopters, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Monday.
The VK-2500 is produced under a special federal program to develop the country’s defense sector and allied industries, he said, adding that it is built using exclusively Russian-manufactured components.
“We are completely moving away from imported components,” Rogozin said.
“We will be able to equip 200 helicopters with new engines [each year],” Rogozin added.