Is Russia’s Nuclear-Capable Sub Killer Helicopter Making a Comeback?

Armed with a nuclear anti-submarine bomb, this aircraft could spell trouble for Western subs.

Russian Helicopters, Russia’s sole rotorcraft designer, is in the process of evaluating whether to re-start production of the Soviet-era Mil Mi-14 amphibious helicopter, formerly equipped with a nuclear bomb capable of destroying any submarine within a 1-kilometer blast area, Flightglobal reported last week.

Russian Helicopters’ predecessor, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, designed the aircraft for Soviet Naval Aviation and Soviet allied countries including Cuba, Eastern Germany, Libya and Syria in the late 1960s.

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