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    Mil Mi-38 transport helicopter modification will be created by 2018, the Russian Helicopters company said Thursday.

    KUBINKA (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) – A military modification of the Mil Mi-38 transport helicopter will be created by 2018, the Russian Helicopters company said Thursday.

    "The technical shape of the helicopter has been approved by the Defense Ministry and the holding’s experts, and all work on additionally equipping the vehicle will be completed by 2018," Russian Helicopters said in a statement.

    The firm said flight tests would determine the helicopter’s adherence with the demands of the Russian Armed Forces. Russian Helicopters experts are currently working to increase the Mi-38’s payload and maximum altitude.

    Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom (part of Rostec corporation) is a global leader in the field of helicopter manufacture and the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia.

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