Kazan Ansat 2RC Reconnaissance Helicopter

The Kazan Ansat is a Russian light, multipurpose helicopter manufactured by Kazan Helicopters. Kazan Ansat-2RC Derived from the civilian version equipped with a 12.7mm (0.5 inch) machine gun above the front skid support, as well as four hardpoints spread across two stub wings. The company has already displayed the helicopter carrying a mixture of rocket launcher tubes, bombs and anti-aircraft missiles. The Kazan helicopter manufacturing company is one of the largest helicopter manufacturers in the world. It is also producing Mi-8, Mi-17 and Mi-24 helicopters. Previously this plant was producing Mi-1 and Mi-4 helicopters. In total it produced over 12 000 helicopters. These are in service with Russia and have been exported to about 100 countries of the world. So Kazan Helicopters has significant experience in developing and manufacturing helicopter.
Mock up of this helicopter was first revealed in 2005. A demonstrator was first revealed in 2007. However future of this helicopter is uncertain. Currently Russian MoD has no plans to order this reconnaissance helicopter. Also it received no export orders.


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