Russia’s advanced Mi-17A2 helicopters hold their own in extreme cold

The Russian Helicopters Holding of the Rostec State Corporation has successfully completed trials of the latest multirole Mi-171A2 helicopters in extremely low temperatures of up to -50 degrees Centigrade, the company’s press service has said.

“The results of the tests, held in Yakutia, have proven that main systems and avionics are operable [in extremely low temperatures]. Two Mi-171A2 helicopters have performed eight ground runs (when engines are switched on without taking off), and 36 flights under special programs,” the Russian Helicopters said.

The tests confirmed that Mi-171A2 helicopters can operate in harshest climatic conditions.

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