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Russian Helicopters seeks new customers from Africa

24th October 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters is presenting a modernised Mi-35P attack helicopter at the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in in Sochi as it seeks new customers from African countries.

Along with the Mi-35P, the company is touting a corporate version of the civilian multipurpose Ansat helicopter and a mobile service centre for the overhaul of Mi-8/17 helicopters.

African countries operate over 250 helicopters of Mi-24/35 type. The modernised version has new engines, new sighting and navigation system, and optimised weapons. The helicopter can be used as a military helicopter for destroying tanks and armoured vehicles, and as a troop-carrying helicopter for the transport of up to eight personnel.

The mobile service centre solution is designed for overhaul of Mi-8/17 type helicopters and variants at customer air bases. Incorporating diesel generators, they may be deployed at any site without need for electricity.

The Ansat multipurpose helicopter in its corporate configuration has a large, comfortable cabin, and can be used for air ambulance, cargo transport, passenger transport, as well as search and rescue and patrol operations.

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