The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) has received five new Ansat-U training helicopters during a ceremony at the manufacturing plant in the city of Kazan.
The helicopters were accepted by the technical staff of the Air Force Academy and within the next few days, they will be delivered to the Academy’s training air base in the Saratov region.
This year, another consignment of these helicopters are also planned to be delivered to the Aerospace Forces.
Ansat-U is a special military-training version of the Kazan Ansat light, multipurpose helicopter with three-wheel chassis and double-winged cargo doors. They are manufactured by Kazan Helicopters.
The helicopter can carry one pilot and 10 passengers (one of them sits next to the pilot). The fuselage has a pair of doors in pilot’s cab, and a pair of upwards and downwards opening side doors in transport compartment. After the seats have been removed, it can take 1000 kg of cargo inside. On external hook, it can take 1300 kg of load.
Ansat is powered with two PW207K turboshaft engines, which produce 630 shp each. It features a four-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor.