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Pakistan testing Ansat lightweight multipurpose

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  1. Zarvan

    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Russian Helicopters Group has started the trials of its Ansat lightweight multipurpose helicopter

    MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. Russian Helicopters Group, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, has started the trials of its Ansat lightweight multipurpose helicopter in a hot climate in Pakistan, the company’s press office reported on Tuesday.

    "Russian Helicopters Group has started the trials of the Ansat multipurpose helicopter in Pakistan. The trials aim to confirm the possibilities of operating the rotocraft in high air temperatures. At present, the helicopter has already started test flights. There are plans to expand the Ansat’s temperature regime to plus 50 degrees Celsius," the Russian Helicopters press office said, adding that after that the helicopter would be able to operate in the range of minus 45 degrees to plus 50 degrees Celsius.

    The trials are expected to be completed in mid-November.

    "Following their results, a conference has been scheduled in Islamabad for the helicopter’s potential Pakistani customers to view its competitive advantages and the specifics of its operation," the press office noted.

    "The Ansat is a very attractive helicopter by some flight and technical characteristics, including for customers from Asia and the Middle East. We have arranged for the helicopter’s several upgrades, including the expansion of the temperature range of its operation. I hope that the trials’ positive results will make it possible to translate the interest of potential buyers into a number of agreements," Russian Helicopters Group Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Alexander Shcherbinin was quoted by the press office as saying.

    The Ansat is a lightweight twin-engine multipurpose helicopter whose serial production has been launched at the Kazan Helicopter Enterprise. In May 2015, the helicopter’s modification with a medical module complying with all international standards was certified.

    Reported in Tass: Russian news agency, Oct 31st.
     
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  2. Zarvan

    Zarvan 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    bharathp Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    looks close to the kamov
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    shaktimaan Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    To me, ansat looks like hal luh :p
     
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    Kazan Helicopters Ansat. Photo source: Russian Helicopters
    Daily News
    Nov 1, 2017Bilal Khan -
    ANSAT LIGHTWEIGHT HELICOPTER UNDERGOING PROMOTIONAL TRIALS IN PAKISTAN
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    Russian Helicopters Group is demonstrating the Kazan Helicopters Ansat lightweight helicopter in Pakistan as part of a promotional campaign to market the Ansat to prospective customers.

    In its press release, Russian Helicopters states that its objective is to demonstrate the Ansat’s operability in high temperature conditions – i.e. +50° C. Russian Helicopters claims success would validate the Ansat’s capacity to operate in a temperature range of -45° to +50° C.

    “Ansat is a very attractive helicopter due to its flight performance characteristics, including for customers from Asia and the Middle East,” said Alexander Shcherbinin, Russian Helicopters’ Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Marketing and Business Development, who added, “I hope that positive test results will turn the interest of potential buyers into a number of agreements.”

    Upon competing the trials, Russian Helicopters will hold a conference in Islamabad for prospective clients in Pakistan. The company intends to discuss the Ansat’s competitive advantages.

    The Ansat is a general-purpose utility helicopter available to military, civil services and commercial users. It has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 3,600 kg and is powered by two Pratt and Whitney Canada PW207Kturboshaft engines, each providing over 600 shp. Capable of ferrying up to eight passengers, the Ansat has a cruise speed of 220 km/h, ferry range of 515 km and operational ceiling of nearly 15,750 ft.

    Notes & Comments:

    It appears that Russian Helicopters is marketing the Ansat to the Pakistani market in general, not just the government and armed forces. However, the latter would be the largest potential market. Currently, the Pakistan Army operates the Airbus Helicopters H125M, while the Aerospatiale SA316 Alouette III is flown by the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Alouette III is seeing use as a search-and-rescue and utility platform, but since it is a legacy aircraft Pakistan could be examining potential future successors.

    Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior could also be a potential customer, it has used helicopters to support its paramilitary and internal security mandate. In fact, the interior ministry finished returning the nine Bell Huey II utility helicopters it was given by the U.S. in 2002. The ministry is seeking new helicopters to take on the role left by the Huey IIs. However, though the Ansat could be positioned as an alternative, Pakistan already operates other utility helicopters – such as the Leonardo AW139 and Bell 412EP – that could also fill that gap, but by extending the existing logistics and maintenance infrastructure already in place.

    http://quwa.org/2017/11/01/ansat-lightweight-helicopter-undergoing-promotional-trials-pakistan/
     
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    Notsuperstitious 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Not sure why would pakistani want to operate a mix for their pretty small numbers for LUH.

    India is going for two types, one Kamov and one indigenous because our requirement is for 384 light utility copters.
     
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  7. vstol jockey

    vstol jockey Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Ansat is a very good helicopter for civil purposes.
     

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