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PREMIUM: Slovakia prefers revitalised Mi-17s to more Black Hawks

6th April 2021 - 14:01 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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One of the 13 Mi-17s in the Slovak Air Force fleet. (Photo: Alexander Mladenov)

A decision to overhaul some Mi-17 helicopters suggests that Slovakia will not be doubling its UH-60M fleet.

The ageing Slovak Air Force Mi-17 fleet is undergoing a partial overhaul that would add seven years or 1,000 flight hours to its service life.

The programme began by cycling an initial batch of two helicopters with overhaul and life extension work by military MRO company LOTN in Trenčín ...

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