Russia has started construction of seven Mi-171Sh combat-transport helicopters for the Bangladesh Air Force, a deputy CEO of the Russian Helicopters company said Tuesday.
“At the moment the helicopters are under construction at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant [located in the eastern Russian Republic of Buryatia] and are planned to be delivered before the end of 2016,” Alexander Shcherbinin told RIA Novosti.
Russia Plans to Sign Deal on 48 Mi-17V-5 Helicopters Delivery to India in 2016 He added that Mi-171Sh helicopters had already shown good results in Bangladesh. Mi-171Sh (domestic designation Mi-8AMTSh) was designed for personnel transportation but can also be equipped with weapons. Russian Helicopters is a leading helicopter design and manufacturing company, headquartered in Moscow. It is part of Russia’s state technologies corporation Rostec.