Russia and Nigeria have signed a contract for the supply of Mi-171Sh and Mi-35 helicopters, Rosoboronexport deputy general director Sergei Goreslavsky announed Friday.
"The Mi-171Sh machine is in steady demand on the foreign market. A contract with Nigeria was recently signed," Goreslavsky was quoted as saying.
According to him, the helicopter is in demand in Africa, and Mozambique is very interested in the rotorcraft.
Rosoboronexport"s top manager said several Mi-35M"s will be also sent to Nigeria, without specifying the number of machines under the contract, Ria Novosti reported.
Developed from the Mi-8 airframe, the troop-carrying helicopters Mi-171Sh, with the Mi-8AMTSh version for the Russian market, are produced at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. They can be fitted with missiles and air defense equipment, the report said.
The helicopter can carry up to 36 paratroopers or 12 injured on stretchers, and cargo weighing up to 4 tons inside the cabin and on its external sling.
The Mistral-class helicopter carrier, the Vladivostok, carrying some 200 Russian sailors on Saturday left the French port of Saint-Nazaire to pass a series of tests, according to Ria Novosti. The testing marks the ship goes to sea since its arrival to Saint-Nazaire in June
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Russian reconnaissance and strike drone "Chirok" will begin tests in 2015, the CEO of the Moscow Research Radio Engineering Institute Yuri Nevzorov told RIA Novosti on Sunday. "After the new year , we will launch the test
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Russia and China are pushing ahead with talks over the supplies of multi-functional Sukhoi-35 fighter jets and diesel-electric submarines of Amur-1650 project, the general director of the Rostec corporation, Sergey Chemezov, was quoted as saying by various news agencies. “To my knowledge the negotiating process is underway
Research and development company Radar MMS is expecting an order for its Breeze, helicopter-type unmanned flying radar from Russian Navy, according to Ria Novosti. "If the Navy wants, we are ready to supply it in one year," Sergey Ptitsyn, head of the companys department of electronic equipment development, said at a press conference at the international water and ship-based aviation exhibition Gidroaviasalon 2014 in Gelendzhik
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the formation of a 13-man committee to probe the procurement of weapons by the military in the last eight years. President Buhari has asked the national security advisor to form the investigative committee, an official statement from the presidents office said
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Russian Helicopters has launched flight tests on the first prototype of the multirole Mi-171A2 helicopter, the company's most ambitious helicopter project ever. The first prototype of the Mi-171A2 was designed for tests on its in-flight operability and safety when using the KBO-17 avionics suite, including its interoperability with the new VK-2500PS-03 engines, and to test the new powerplant
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