Russian Helicopters Holding will unveil two concepts of high-speed helicopter in 2018. The Russian Defence Ministry will pick the best model for its subsequent production.
In particular, it goes about the development of a prospective high-speed helicopter. It was noted that the chopper will go into serial production from 2022 and will be able to develop the speed of up to 500 km/h.
Currently, the speed of modern helicopters, including the Mi-28N "Night Hunter" combat chopper, is limited to a speed of about 300 kilometres per hour.
"The tests of the missile with characteristics prohibited under the Treaty took place only 16 days after Washington completed the denunciation of the said Treaty. It is obvious that it was not improvisation," Putin said