New anti-helicopter mine, multipurpose craft at Russia’s aviation salon

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Moscow, July 14 (IANS) A new anti-helicopter mine and a prototype of the light multipurpose aircraft will be showcased at the coming International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS, Russia’s national research centre Zhukovsky Institute has said.

According to a statement on Thursday, the new type of mine, called the “Helicopter Killer”, has acoustic radars which can detect targets at a distance of up to 400 metres.

The mine is designed to strike helicopters operating at the height of up to 100 metres.

Prototypes of a high-speed civil aircraft, a supersonic business and passenger aircraft as well as a heavy transport aircraft with an integrated circuit will also be represented at the exhibition.

The International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS will be held in the Russian city of Zhukovsky from July 18-23.

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The event is aimed at demonstrating the achievements of the Russian high-tech companies and their openness for joint projects with foreign partners.



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