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07.07.2017
"Russian Helicopters" received an order for the production of five Mi-171Sh helicopters for the Air Force of Bangladesh
"Russian Helicopters" Holding Company received an order for the production of five Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters and its equipment under the contract concluded between JSC "Rosoboronexport" and the Air Force of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.  In accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract it is planned to deliver the helicopters to the Customer in 2018.

"This project is a continuation of the long and beneficial cooperation with the Ministry of Defense of Bangladesh in general and the Air Force of the Republic in particular.  I am pleased to say that the demand for our helicopters from our Bangladeshi partners remains stable. This has been made possible thanks to high performance of Mi-171Sh helicopter positively proved in adverse weather conditions and difficult geographic conditions in Bangladesh", said Andrey Boginsky, director general of JSC Russian Helicopters.

Mi-171Sh, military and transport helicopter developed on the basis of Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) is designed for transportation and landing of troops (up to 37 people fully equipped and armed), fire support to the troops, transportation of cargo up to 4,000 kg inside the cargo cabin or at the external sling, transportation of wounded (up to 12 persons accompanied by medical personnel). The helicopter can also be used for effective destruction of armored vehicles, weapon emplacements and enemy troops. Special truss with ejector rack is to be installed on the helicopter for suspension of air weapons.

Source: "Russian Helicopters".

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