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Burkina Faso orders Mi-171Sh helicopters

18th September 2017 - 14:30 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Paris

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The air force of Burkina Faso has placed an order for the procurement of two Russian Helicopters Mi-171Sh, Rostec announced at the end of August at Army 2017 near Moscow.

According to Rostec, a separate contract was also signed by Burkina Faso for the provision of air weapons of an undisclosed type. While no details on the latter were provided, it is likely the weapons ordered will be used to arm the new aircraft.

According to the company statement released on 25 August the Mi-171Sh contract would be executed in 2018, which likely means that the two aircraft will

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Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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