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ARMY 2023

Text and photos – Laguk-Media.

At the static exposition of the Russian Helicopters holding at the Army-2023 International Military-Technical Forum, the Ka-226T light multi-purpose helicopter was showcased by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.

One of the main advantages of the rotorcraft is its modular design. In airfield conditions, the helicopter can be quickly converted into a passenger, cargo, ambulance or search and rescue version by replacing one module with another. Moreover, the transformation can take only half an hour.

The exposition of the Russian Helicopters holding also featured the BAS-200 rotor unmanned aerial system. Serial production of the BAS-200 has been launched at the Kumertau aviation plant in Bashkortostan (Russia). The BAS-200 is the only certified unmanned aerial system according to the rules and regulations of the Russian Rosaviatsia agency.

The BAS-200 was developed by Mil and Kamov National Helicopter. The drone is designed according to a traditional single-rotor configuration and is equipped with a rotary piston engine. The unmanned aerial system consists of a ground control station with remote pilot’s and payload operator’s workstations, two rotor UAVs and transportation container. UAV can be controlled at a distance up to 100km from the base station. When control is transferred from station to station, the drone range is up to 400km. Payload flight time is up to four hours.

The main missions of the BAS-200 include transportation of goods, search and rescue operations, geological exploration, aerial surveillance of forests and infrastructural facility monitoring. A wide range of equipment may be installed on the unmanned helicopter – gravimetre, magnetometer, spectrometre, and optronic stabilised payload.

The St.Petersburg-based the Arsenal Design Bureau named after M.V. Frunze and the machine-building plant arsenal at the combined exposition of the State Corporation Roscosmos showcased models of modern spacecraft, including the unique Zeus orbital complex, as well as a number of other products designed for remote sensing of the Earth and deep space exploration.

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