“According to the placed State Defense Order, the Russian Helicopters holding in 2016-2017 will transfer five more Mi-8AMTSH-VA helicopters to the Russian Defense Ministry,”the report said.
It is noted that "at present, at the request of the Ministry of Defense, two such helicopters are being manufactured at an aircraft factory in Ulan-Ude, one of these machines will be relocated to the Tiksi airfield in the Polar Region."
The press service also reported that “military pilots successfully completed retraining for managing the newest Arctic helicopter at the certified aviation training center of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.”
The certificate of the holding: “Mi-8AMTSH-VA is based on the military transport helicopter Mi-8AMTSH-V, also known as the“ Terminator ”. The machine was adapted to low temperatures, limited visibility and other features of work in the Far North. "