Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has delivered a batch of five military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to Bangladesh, reports the Gulf Times.
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, according to the Russian corporation.
Bangladesh received the Mi-171Sh helicopters under state credit for the purchase of Russian military goods, according to its statement issued in Dhaka, December 12.
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 chief executive officer Alexander Mikheev.
The CEO said they produce high-tech multirole helicopters, which are designed to complete highly complex missions anywhere in the world.
“Our choice of partners is absolutely clear and fully grounded. the Mi-171Sh is ideally suited to operation in Bangladesh’s environment and climate. In addition, our helicopters are renowned for their resilience and ease of operation,” said Leonid Belykh, managing director, Ulan-Ude aviation plant.
Belykh said they are constantly modernising Mi-171Sh helicopters, expanding their operational capacity.