Holding "Helicopters of Russia" prepared in 2016 to start development work (R & d) to resume the production of anti-submarine helicopters Mi-14, the appearance of the updated helicopter is already Assigned and will be shown shortly, the Ministry of defense of Russia, said Deputy General Director of holding Andrey Shibitov.
"We are ready from the beginning of 2016 to lead the ROC to resume at a new technological level machines of the type Mi-14. Prepared for the Ministry of defense engineering note, which will show the shape of the car, and our approaches to the implementation of this project ", - has said he, RIA " Novosti ".
He added that two variants of program: local repair with modernization of the system and significantly upgraded Mi-14, which will be a conceptually new machine and get new avionics, blades and the Russian VK-2500 engines with auxiliary power units of type TA-14. According to Shibitov, the possibility of resuming production of the Mi-14 needs-driven Ministry of defence of Russia and several other customers in the helicopter with amphibious features ? high performance rescue received damage on the water, as well as having the ability to operate in the far North. Mi-14 (product " 140 ", machine In-14, NATO codification: Haze ? " Fog " ) ? multi-purpose Maritime helicopter amphibious coast accommodation developed in OKB M. L. Mil. Mass production is organized at the end of 1973 the company No. 387 in the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. In 1973?1986 was made 273 Mi-14. At the moment the armaments of the Russian Navy are based on, but marginally used in civil aviation and the Ministry of emergency situations, and also operated in Poland, where they received upgrades. Four more Mi-14 are used in Ukraine and at least one in Georgia. In spring 2015, sources in the aircraft manufacturing industry said about the fact that the expected restoration of the production of the Mi-14 at the Kazan helicopter plant. It is expected that the helicopter will undergo deep modernization and will be used in both military and civil spheres.