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Russia plans to develop 5th-generation 'stealth' helicopters

 

A Russian helicopter company is planning to develop the world's first fifth-generation combat helicopter, which experts say would be able to attack fighter jets and be invisible for radars, the Gazeta daily said on Thursday.

 

"We are working on the concept of the fifth-generation combat helicopter," the paper quoted the company's CEO, Andrei Shibitov, as saying at a news conference in Moscow.

 

Shibitov did not specify the characteristics of the helicopter, but said the company was going to spend some $1 billion on the project, with more investment expected to be allocated from the state budget.

 

The official said the Mil design bureau had been working on a classical rotor model, which features a large main rotor and a smaller auxiliary rotor, while the Kamov design bureau had been developing a coaxial rotor model.

 

Military experts believe that the coaxial rotor model is more stable and easy to fly while the classical model is more reliable and has a higher degree of survivability on the battlefield.

 

First deputy head of the Russian Academy of Geopolitical Issues, Konstantin Sivkov, told the paper that fifth-generation combat helicopters have never been built before, although the United States has recently begun working on a similar project.

 

He said a fifth-generation combat helicopter must have a low radar signature, a high noise reduction, an extended flying range, be equipped with a computerized arms control system, be able to combat fighter jets (existing helicopters are generally only intended to hit ground-based targets) and reach a speed of up to 500-600 km/h (310-370 mph).

 

The project cannot proceed, however, unless it is backed by the government.

 

"If the government does not sign a contract, the idea will die on the vine," head of the Russian Academy of Geopolitical Issues Leonid Ivashov told Gazeta.

 

Ivashov said that with sufficient investment and good organization the new helicopter could be built within five years. Otherwise, the project may drag on for 20-30 years.

 

But he was somewhat skeptical about the chances of carrying out the project.

 

"We have been trying to tackle everything - fifth-generation planes, fifth-generation helicopters, but nothing of this have so far been supplied to the army - today the army still uses helicopters produced in 1970s," Ivashov said.

 

Russia's main combat helicopter, the Mi-24 Hind, is a third-generation helicopter, and a few Mi-28 Havoc, Ka-50 and Ka-52 Hokum, which have just started to arrive in the Russian army, are fourth-generation helicopters.

 

MOSCOW, May 13 (RIA Novosti)

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In effetti non dispongono di elicotteri molto recenti. Però più che puntare sullo stealth dovrebbero ammodernare tutte le linee.

Edited by Hicks

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A parole è tutto facile. :asd:

Non ritengo che un elicottero con queste caratteristiche sia molto utile, in fondo l'elicottero non è la piattaforma migliore per lo stealth e per abbattere jet nemici, soprattutto quando l'occidente si sta muovendo verso configurazioni a tiltrotor che garantiscono velocità di crociera e raggi di percorrenza molto alti.

Concordo che i russi debbano innanzi tutto dotarsi di flotte ad ala rotante più moderne!

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Sembra quasi impossibile anche solo "tentare" di rendere stealth un elicottero, ma la stessa tecnologia impiegata sui jet può fare miracoli...

L'RAH-66 Comanche avrebbe avuto una traccia radar di 100 cmq.

 

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Pensare di far volare un elicottero d'attacco a 600 km/h forse è un pochino più difficile. Ma l'AH-56 Cheyenne era stato pensato per velocità di oltre 400 km/h.

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Come al solito i giornalisti continuano con le sparate!!!!

 

Come giustamente detto da Gian Vito è impossibile rendere stelth un elicottero... infatti NESSUNO ha parlato di invisibbilità mà di un elicottero di Quinta generazione il chè non è la stessa cosa come per aerei... il CONCETTO di 5a gen. assume un significato diverso, attualmente i lavori si svolgono da "Kamov" e "MIL" e non hanno rilevato nulla sulle carratteristiche della macchina.

 

Il progetto di "MIL" è Mi-X1, mentre per Kamov : Ka-90 e Ka-92...

 

Concept del KA-90 (progetto della fine degli anni 80!!! ) elicottero doveva superare tranquilamente velocità di 700 km/h

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P.S. penso che in futuro la parola elicottero avrà un significato diverso da quello a qui siamo abbituati noi oggi.

Edited by AlfaAndOmega86

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Ragazzi questo non sarebbe il primo elicottero stealth,ce ne era un altro di cui adesso mi sfugge il nome, ma purtroppo il programma era stato cancellato

Era il comanche, elicottero prototipo proposto all'us army ma cancellato nel 2004.

C'è da dire che gli usa non buttano via niente e l'esperienza sarà usata per un nuovo elicottero d'attacco stealth per sostituire gli ah 64.

Edited by marco9023

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