The Defense Ministry of Russia received all Mi-8AMTSh Terminator and Mi-8AMTSh-VA military transport helicopters modified for the Arctic region.
The helicopters were ordered to the Russian Helicopters holding according to the state defense procurement plan for 2016, Sputnik reports.
The Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-8AMTSh-VA military transport helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude aviation plant to the customers, which were ordered in accordance with the terms of state contracts.
Mi-8AMTSh-VA is a modified version of the Mi-8AMTSh helicopter designed to operate in sub-zero conditions.
It was developed based on an upgraded Mi-8AMTSh-V helicopter that features new Klimov VK-2500-03 turboshaft engines, a more powerful TA-14 auxiliary power plant and upgraded avionics. It has high-altitude navigation, as well as the capability for day and night flight.