Elbit Systems to upgrade Mi-17s
Elbit Systems has booked a contract with an unnamed Asia-Pacific nation for Mi-17 helicopter upgrade work, the company announced on 8 February.
Under the $110 million contract the company will upgrade and maintain the Mi-17 helicopter fleet over a five year period.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems, said: 'We are very pleased to have won this major helicopter upgrade project and for the opportunity to implement our unique and innovative avionic solutions.
'Since the 'aging helicopter' market is growing rapidly and includes numerous Eastern platforms, we hope other customers will follow the selection of our modernisation solutions.'
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