Russian Helicopters has delivered a batch of five military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to Bangladesh's Ministry of Defence.
In addition to regular cargo transportation operations and border security provision, the new Mi-171Sh will be used in UN humanitarian missions and in regions facing complex crime problems, the company said in a press release last Friday.
Bangladesh received the Mi-171Sh helicopters under state credit for the purchase of Russian military goods. The contract was concluded by Rosoboronexport in late 2013. The Mi-171Sh helicopters delivered are equipped with the latest avionics, enabling them to land safely at any time of day or night in any weather conditions.
“The geographies to which we deliver modified Mi-171 helicopters expand every year. Today they are in use in Brazil, China, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Peru and beyond. There are real opportunities to continue to deliver the Mi-171Sh to Bangladesh,” said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev.
The helicopters are equipped with additional fuel tanks to increase range and length of flight, as well as an external sling for large cargo transportation. They boast enhanced efficiency thanks to the powerful spotlights and winches that can lift 150 kg, can be fitted with medevac equipment to evacuate up to 12 injured people. They are equipped with armour and protection systems for operation in areas that see heightened activity by terrorist or organised crime groups.
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The Bangladesh Air Force has inked a contract with Russias Rosoboronexport to buy five Mi-171Sh Military Transport Helicopters at an undisclosed value. The contract signing ceremony was held at Air Headquarters in Dhaka on 12 June 2017
Russian Helicopters has manufactured two multi-purpose Mil Mi-171 helicopters for China, the holdings press service said on Monday. As per the contract signed in 2015 with China General Aviation Service Co Ltd for two helicopters, Mi-171s are equipped with auxiliary power unit SAFIR, designed to supply air to engine starters or environmental control systems, which allows transporting bulky cargo of up to 4 tonnes, TASS reports
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