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Kazakhstan to begin Mi-8AMT and Mi-171 local assembly

23rd January 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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Kazakhstan’s fledging aerospace and defence industry has received one of its largest ever deals, foreseeing the local assembly of Russian-made 13t helicopters for military and government customers.

Kazakhstan Engineering, 405 ARZ MRO plant and Russian Helicopters inked on 17 January a tripartite agreement, calling for the in-county assembly of the Mi-8AMT/171 portfolio of helicopters.

The assembly works are to be undertaken at 405 ARZ plant in Alma-Ata, using knocked-down kits, supplied by Russian U-UAZ company, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. The plant will also undertake customisation of the aircraft to meet the specific requirements of the local customers.

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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