Zhukovsky Institute Showcases “Helicopter Killer” Mine at MAKS-2017

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Zhukovsky Institute Showcases “Helicopter Killer” Mine at MAKS-2017

Zhukovsky Institute Showcases “Helicopter Killer” Mine at MAKS-2017

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Russia’s National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute” is showcasing a new anti-helicopter mine and a prototype of the light multipurpose aircraft at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS which is taking place in the Russian town of Zhukovsky on July 18-23, according to the institute’s press service.

“The State Treasury Scientific Testing Ground of Aircraft Systems (GkNIPAS, part of the Zhukovsky Institute) will represent a unique anti-helicopter mine. Its acoustic radars can detect the target at the distance of up to 400 meters (1,312 feet). The mine is designed to strike the helicopters operating at the height of up to 100 meters,” the statement said.

The GkNIPAS specialists are now carrying out the joint work with Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport on the promotion of this mine to the international markets, the statement added.

Among the items displayed at the Zhukovsky Institute stand at the exhibition, prototypes of a high-speed civil aircraft, supersonic business and passenger aircraft as well as heavy transport aircraft with the integrated circuit will be represented.

MAKS is one of the world's largest aviation forums. The event is aimed at demonstrating the achievements of the Russian high tech companies and their openness for the joint projects with foreign partners.

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