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Overhaul of Mi-17 helicopters of the Polish Air Force will be carried out at a plant in the city of Lodz, the cost of the contract has been named

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An enterprise in the Polish city of Lodz received an order from a regional logistics base for the repair of helicopters. As it turns out, the military plant No. 1 in the aforementioned city will overhaul the Mi-17 helicopters in service with the Polish army.


The total cost of the contract has also been named. Overhaul with the replacement of a number of onboard systems will cost approximately PLN 121 million (about 2,35 billion rubles). It is planned that the enterprise in the city of Lodz will start fulfilling the departmental order in 2021, and will finally complete it in 2023.

At the same time, there is still no exact data on how many helicopters are going to undergo overhaul for such an amount.

Initially, it was reported that the contract would be implemented for about 105 million zlotys, but then its price, for unnamed reasons, increased significantly.

Today the plant in Lodz is the only owner of the documentation for the repair of this kind of equipment in Poland. At the same time, it is argued that the presence of such documentation gives the exclusive right to carry out work on the overhaul of Soviet-designed helicopters.

The representative of the plant says that in fact the order implies a complete disassembly of the helicopters, an assessment of the degree of wear of its parts and assemblies, the reinstallation of all systems that have been used up, painting and assembly of rotorcraft.

The Polish press notes that the Polish Air Force has been considering options for modernizing its fleet for several years, but in terms of the army aviation The Mi-17 and earlier modifications of the Mi-8 are the backbone of the helicopter fleet.
Polish readers are ambivalent about the initiative. A few comments from readers of Defense24:

For such a sum, new versions of these helicopters could be bought in Russia.

Well, how many new helicopters do you think could be bought for this amount?

And where are the new helicopters announced by Macerevich (the then Minister of Defense of Poland - approx. "VO") back in 2016?
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  1. Flooding
    Flooding 26 March 2021 16: 31
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    Today the plant in Lodz is the only owner of the documentation for the repair of this kind of equipment in Poland. At the same time, it is argued that the presence of such documentation gives the exclusive right to carry out work on the overhaul of Soviet-designed helicopters.

    Paper law?
    1. Constanty
      Constanty 26 March 2021 17: 36
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      In fact, these documents are used to eliminate competition from private companies. The way to support state-owned enterprises, which, as monopolists, can impose their prices - this, in my opinion, caused an increase in the contract price.
  2. Prisoner
    Prisoner 26 March 2021 16: 47
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    The Mi-8 (Mi-17) is, of course, a well-built machine. But, if anything, the Poles will not be able to look for the guilty on the side.
  3. Reserve buildbat
    Reserve buildbat 26 March 2021 16: 48
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    And our copyright holders will be worn out again? Everyone who is not lazy announces that they have the right to repair Soviet and Russian equipment, but we are silent.
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 26 March 2021 17: 11
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      this pleases me too - for many years everyone has been poking around in our technology, released with specific rights.
      Effective managerial lawyers-economists are silent for a small bribe?
  4. knn54
    knn54 26 March 2021 17: 06
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    At the end of last year, two Mi-17V-5 helicopters of the Afghan Air Force entered the Ukrainian aircraft repair enterprises Motor Sich (Zaporozhye) and Aviakon (Konotop) for UNLEGAL repair. I wonder if the Yankees know about it? They might have to
    to fly...
    1. Prisoner
      Prisoner 26 March 2021 17: 21
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      It is unlikely. The locals fly on them like.
  5. loha
    loha 26 March 2021 17: 28
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    Mi-8 mtv = 370 million rubles 105 million zloty = four Mi-8 mtv
    And used is five times more.
  6. Constanty
    Constanty 26 March 2021 17: 32
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    It is worth noting that the aforementioned comments mainly involve the purchase of new helicopters. of the same type... Simply put, the Mi-8 / MI-17 is one of the best helicopters in its class and everyone knows it. We can only regret that the last purchased batch was so small.
    There would be no scandal with the contract for the terribly expensive Karakal (the worst version of which was sold for Ukraine) or Macerevich's nonsense and the purchase in microscopic quantities of much worse than the Mi-17, S-70I helicopters - because the American negative
  7. Coconut
    Coconut 26 March 2021 21: 37
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    The Poles got hit ... especially if they paid in advance ... wink
    1. GTYCBJYTH2021
      GTYCBJYTH2021 27 March 2021 10: 04
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      Quote: Coco
      The Poles got hit ... especially if they paid in advance ... wink

      But where did the Poles get into themselves? laughing request
  8. iouris
    iouris 27 March 2021 11: 01
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    Russian business: don't live - let's live for others.