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Belarus receives Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters

1st December 2016 - 10:12 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary, Kazan Helicopters, has delivered first batch of Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters to Belarus, the company announced on 28 November.

The six helicopters were delivered to the 50th combined airbase of the Belarusian Air Force in October. Belarus has 12 Mi-8MTV-5s on order under a contract signed at the Army-2015 International Military Technical Forum.

Mi-8MTV-5 helicopter is designed for medical and search-and-rescue operations and cargo and passenger transportation. 

Alexander Mikheev, CEO of Russian Helicopters, said: ‘We expect that the transfer of the next batch of 6 helicopters will take place in 2017’.

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