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Aviakon modernises Russian helicopters

1st September 2017 - 09:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Ukroboronprom's Aviakon has completed the modernisation of Russian-made Mi-24 helicopters with domestic equipment for the Ukraine armed forces, Ukroboronprom announced on 29 August.

The new helicopter, designated Mi-24PU1, is equipped with Ukrainian emergency medical services equipment and voltage regulators. Already transferred to the army aviation units of the Ukrainian Ground Forces, the helicopter is designed to increase mobility of ground troops, providing them with fire support on the battlefield.

Aviakon is also set to modernise a number of Mi-8MT helicopters for the Ukrainian armed forces with new weather radar, satellite navigation system and reserve radio station. Seven units will be delivered to army aviation by the end of this year. The National Guard of Ukraine and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine will also receive one helicopter each.

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