Friday, 2 December 2016

Indonesia in negotiation for Mi-26


Indonesia edges closer towards acquisition of Mi-26 helicopters from Russia
Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
01 December 2016

A delegation from the Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded a visit to Russia during which a discussion to acquire Mi-26 helicopters for the Indonesian Army (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Darat: TNI-AD) was held.

The matter was disclosed to IHS Jane's on 1 December by sources from within the MoD, and corroborated with matching accounts from an official at state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI).

Among matters that were discussed during the visit were defence offsets, technology transfer arrangements, and how local Indonesian companies could benefit from the acquisition should it proceeds.

IHS Jane's understands that PTDI is being proposed as a maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility for the Mi-26 platform, should the acquisition be approved by the Indonesian government.

Original post: janes.com


Mi-26 T2 

It's a deeply modernized version of Mi-26. It has a new cockpit with 5 LCD multiple function monitors which allowed the reduction of the crew members from 5 to just 2.



It is equipped with a new digital auto-pilot system, a new navigational system (NAVSTAR/ GLOSNASS), a TCAS, a ground proximity warning system and carries the projector Tranzas TSL-1600 on the right side off its fore section. Besides operating as a simple illuminator, it can also serve as an IR light for use with the night vision binoculars.


Mi-26T2 can transport various cargos up to 20,000 kg, on an external hook but also internally.
The military version can carry 82 para-shooters or 60 patients on stretchers.


The helicopter can easily carry out mission as firefighter, airborne refueling, in constructions and other special missions.


DESIGNER
OKB Miliya
TYPE
Transport helicopter
CREW
2
POWER-PLANT
Two Progress D-136
Power, kW
2 x 8.380
DIMENSIONS
Length, m
33,73
Main rotor diameter , m
32,00
Tail rotor diameter, m
7,61
Height, m
8,145
WEIGHT
Empty , kg
28.200
Normal take-off, kg
49.650
Maximum take-off, kg
56.000
Internal fuel, kg
-
PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed, km/hh
295
Cruising speed, km/h
255
Range, km
2.000
Service ceiling, m
4.500
Static ceiling, m
1.800
Payload, kg
80 passengers or 20000 kg freight in cabin
- or on hook
20.000

Source redstar.gr