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Russian military orders VIP-transport helicopters

22nd January 2018 - 09:15 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The Russian MoD has ordered a batch of Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-8AMTSh-V helicopters in a VIP configuration to be built at the Ulan-Ude aviation plant.

The contract calls for delivery of the first two enhanced-performance Mi-8AMTSh-Vs in 2018 while the rest will follow suit in 2019, all aircraft will be in the general Mi-8AMTSh configuration. Ten helicopters have been ordered in total.

These helicopters will be outfitted for VIP transport in a high-threat environment and will be used by the Russian military high command authorities across the country.

The development works for the passenger cabin will involve the Moscow-based company

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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