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Production of Russia’s brand-new Arctic helicopter to begin in 2016
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Production of Russia’s brand-new Arctic helicopter to begin in 2016

The Kamov-62 helicopter, designed for Arctic latitudes and capable of carrying up to 15 passengers, will go into production in 2016, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said after visiting the Progress plant in the city of Arsenyev, the largest aircraft plant in the Primorye Territory, RIA Novosti reported.

"We are planning to fly our brand-new helicopter in 2016. It has already been assembled, and I saw the test model today. This is a Kamov-62, a helicopter that can carry up to 15 passengers. It is ready to operate in the Arctic," Mr. Rogozin said.