Belarus to Receive 12 Mi-8MTV-5 Transport Helicopters

23.06.2015 Russia
Belarus to Receive 12 Mi-8MTV-5 Transport Helicopters

Belarus to Receive 12 Mi-8MTV-5 Transport Helicopters

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During the international military technology forum Army-2015 (16 to 19 June in Kubinka, Moscow Region), Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announced that a contract has been signed with the Belarusian Defense Ministry for delivery of 12 Russian-made Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters over 2016-2017.

“The Republic of Belarus is an important partner for Russia in military technical cooperation. Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters help enhance the Union State's defenses and expand its military capability. The signing of this contract is another step toward strengthening the friendship and business relations between our two countries,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said.

The contract will be enacted in accordance with the agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus on the development of military technical cooperation dated 10 December 2009, and in particular the helicopters will be delivered on the same terms and in the same configuration as for Russia's own armed forces.

The Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters are produced at Kazan Helicopters (a Russian Helicopters company). They are designed to carry out a wide range of operations: both military and transport missions. The helicopters are equipped with the latest avionics, radio communications and specialized hardware.

Over their many years of operation, the Mi-8/17 have proved their ability to successfully perform their operational tasks in any climates and are rightly recognized as one of the best in their class.

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow.

Russian Helicopters comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an after sale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2014 its IFRS revenues increased 22.8% to RUB 169.8 billion. Deliveries reached 271 helicopters.


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