Holding “Helicopters of Russia”, included in the state Corporation rostec, will put Military-to air forces of Bangladesh, five military transport helicopters Mi-171SH in 2018, according to RBC with reference to the press service of the company.
The new contract was a continuation of the long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation with the Ministry of defense of Bangladesh, the demand from Bangladeshi partners remains stable, said the Russian holding.
“This became possible due to high flight characteristics of the Mi-171SH, well-proven in difficult natural and climatic conditions of Bangladesh”, – commented on the transaction the General Director of “Helicopters of Russia” Andrey Boginsky.
In November 2016 on the site of the holding was reported that by order of the Ministry of defense Bangladesh at the Ulan-Ude aviation plant made another batch of Mi-171SH to be delivered to the Republic in accordance with the terms of the contract with JSC “Rosoboronexport”. The volume of the party and the period of delivery was not called.
Bangladesh has been successfully operating the previously delivered Mi-171SH, said the Deputy CEO for sales, Vladislav Saveliev. According to him, a new batch of Mi-171SH will allow Bangladeshi partners to solve with them a wide range of tasks – from strengthening the defense capability of the state to implement humanitarian missions in the fight against organized crime and drug trafficking”.
Mi-171SH military transport helicopter, developed on the basis of Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT). Designed to combat armored ground, surface, fixed and mobile small-sized targets, to defeat enemy manpower, for transportation of military cargo, troops day and night in simple and adverse weather conditions in various climatic zones.
The helicopter can be equipped with the most modern missile complexes, missile, gun and bomb armament, systems of protection against. Mi-171SH is designed to transport up to 37 paratroopers, transportation of cargo weighing up to 4000 kg, carry up to 12 wounded on stretchers, and perform search and rescue operations, including CSAR (Combat search and rescue – search and rescue operations in time of war in a combat zone or near it. – Approx. NEWSru.com).