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OEM criticises Afghan Mi-17V-5 helicopter maintenance
Russian Helicopters has publicly criticised the Afghan Air Force (AAF) for overhauling Mil Mi-17V-5 helicopters through Ukrainian entities.
The Russian OEM claimed in a press release dated 8 December: ‘Russian Helicopters Holding Company considers it necessary to warn that Ukrainian aircraft repair enterprises are carrying out illegitimate overhauls of Mi-17V-5 helicopters, and thereby endangers the lives of the American and Afghan soldiers that are operating these helicopters.’
Specifically, Russian Helicopters was referring to a pair of AAF Mi-17V-5 helicopters that recently reached Motor Sich and Aviakon in Ukraine for ‘illegitimate overhaul’. The press release used the word ‘illegitimate’ because neither the developer …
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