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The final batch of Mi-17B-5 has been delivered to India

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The Russian Helicopters Association transferred to India the final batch of Mi-17В-5 helicopters, in total, according to the contract, the 151 machine was delivered, reports MIC With reference to the general director of the enterprise Alexander Mikheev.




“Through Rosoboronexport, India received the 151 military transport Mi-17В-5 produced by the Kazan Helicopter Plant. India is one of the key markets for Russian Helicopters and the largest operator of Russian helicopter technology in Southeast Asia. Today, more than 400 machines are in operation in the country, which have already proven themselves well, ”said Mikheev.

He recalled that "the first contract for the supply of Mi-17В-5 India was concluded in 2008 year and included 80 helicopters, later additional agreements were added to it, which increased the order quantity almost 2 times."

Last fall, Parrikar, the Minister of Defense of India, announced his intention to order another 48 Mi-17B-5. The contract value will be $ 1,1 billion.

Help "MIC": “Each machine, manufactured for India, is equipped with a complex of navigation and electronic display KNEI-8, as well as modern powerful engines, which expand the helicopter's capabilities for the transportation of heavy and bulky cargo, especially in high altitude conditions.”
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  1. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 3 February 2016 15: 21 New
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    Well, based on the results of operating them in India, we will conclude what Indians are flyers, and how our cars behave in their climate.
    1. shark
      shark 3 February 2016 15: 31 New
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      What are the findings. Everyone knows about MI8 / MI17 throughout the world, in all climates. Yes, and Russian technicians do not need super flyers. They are designed for the average level of training. This compares favorably with Westerners
      1. Leonid L
        Leonid L 3 February 2016 20: 02 New
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        Conclusions must always be made, especially since helicopters are constantly being upgraded, and managing it is not so simple. Especially in India where there are very difficult conditions for elevations, temperatures and humidity.
    2. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 3 February 2016 15: 31 New
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      Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
      Well, based on the results of operating them in India, we will conclude what Indians are flyers, and how our cars behave in their climate.

      The accident rate in the Indian Air Force is quite high.
      1. Dam
        Dam 3 February 2016 16: 19 New
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        Yes, they do not really ride mopeds on the roads either. MI is simple to manage, but the fool also has glass horseradish.
    3. captain
      captain 3 February 2016 15: 38 New
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      The main thing is that the Indians would draw normal conclusions and continue to buy our equipment from us. Our budget depends on their conclusions, not very much, but it depends. And depends on the release in India KA-226.
    4. vkl-47
      vkl-47 3 February 2016 15: 43 New
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      Not such a weak customer
    5. Arktidianets
      Arktidianets 3 February 2016 15: 47 New
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      Flyers are flyers, and you should not forget about the technical staff, most of the emergency situations and accidents in the Indian Air Force are from illiterate repairs and routine maintenance of their technicians, plus counterfeit spare parts
    6. APASUS
      APASUS 3 February 2016 19: 46 New
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      Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
      Well, based on the results of operating them in India, we will conclude what Indians are flyers, and how our cars behave in their climate.

      What Hindu flyers I will not say, but what kind of Mi-8 car.
      I had to get to Lagos by helicopter. When he began to land, I did not believe that it was Mi-8, it was just a cabin with blades, it was in such a terrible state. The Ukrainian crew assured us that if we break away from the runway, we will fly. All 40 minutes I thought that it would crumble right in the air. We safely sat on the airfield and I was amazed, a car in this condition can fly into the air
  2. triglav
    triglav 3 February 2016 15: 50 New
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    As always for India - a large order. And it is right. You can not give up this market.
  3. hartlend
    hartlend 3 February 2016 16: 03 New
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    The final game, I hope not the last.
  4. Nikolay71
    Nikolay71 3 February 2016 16: 21 New
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    So Russian Helicopters are spinning - and they are fulfilling the state defense order and they manage to fulfill such contracts.
  5. msm
    msm 3 February 2016 18: 49 New
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    Have you already replaced Ukrainian components? Or what about generators, engines and more? Who will clarify? Should not be the same as Ukrainian, but better, much better!