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Ukranian UH-1H production

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American combat helicopters will be assembled in Odessa

TEXT: NADTOKA SVITLANA , February 26, 2021, 4:38 p.m.

Фото: The Aviation History Online Museum
Bell UH-1 Iroquois - American multi-role military helicopter, developed in the late 1950s

The organization of the production of Iroquois helicopters is in the final stages. The project is funded by investment funds.

State Enterprise Odessa Aircraft Plant in 2021 will begin the licensed assembly of American helicopters Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Iroquois). This was stated by the head of the concern Ukroboronprom Yuri Gusev during a visit to the company, according to Dumskaya on Friday, February 26.

According to him, the first helicopter should be assembled by the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence, and production will be placed in one of the shops of the aircraft plant.

"The organization of helicopter production is now in its final stages. The project is funded by investment funds," Gusev said.

In turn, the director of the aircraft plant Vitaly Yukhachev stressed that the Iroquois is a multi-purpose helicopter. It can be both transport and passenger, and in the presence of suspended weapons - shock.

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois was developed in the late 1950s. Can be equipped with two light machine guns, missiles and grenade launchers. The maximum cruising speed is 196 km / h. Flight range - 455 km. Can carry up to 14 passengers. Also available in civilian versions.

We will remind that in December, 2020 the Ministry of Defense ordered three Anto-78 planes in Antonov plant . The Armed Forces will receive three new aircraft for the delivery of personnel, weapons and light military equipment, as well as for the transportation of goods.

It was also reported that the repaired Su-24MR reconnaissance aircraft was handed over to the Armed Forces . Necessary works were carried out at aircraft repair plant in Nikolaev.
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