"Russian Helicopters" received an order for the production of five Mi-171Sh helicopters for the Air Force of Bangladesh
19.06.2017 / Moscow

"Russian Helicopters" Holding Company received an order for the production of five Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters and its equipment under the contract concluded between JSC "Rosoboronexport" and the Air Force of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.  In accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract it is planned to deliver the helicopters to the Customer in 2018.

"This project is a continuation of the long and beneficial cooperation with the Ministry of Defense of Bangladesh in general and the Air Force of the Republic in particular.  I am pleased to say that the demand for our helicopters from our Bangladeshi partners remains stable. This has been made possible thanks to high performance of Mi-171Sh helicopter positively proved in adverse weather conditions and difficult geographic conditions in Bangladesh", said Andrey Boginsky, director general of JSC Russian Helicopters.

Mi-171Sh, military and transport helicopter developed on the basis of 
Mi-171 (Mi-8AMT) is designed for transportation and landing of troops (up to 37 people fully equipped and armed), fire support to the troops, transportation of cargo up to 4,000 kg inside the cargo cabin or at the external sling, transportation of wounded (up to 12 persons accompanied by medical personnel). The helicopter can also be used for effective destruction of armored vehicles, weapon emplacements and enemy troops. Special truss with ejector rack is to be installed on the helicopter for suspension of air weapons.

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Among Russian Helicopters customers - Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian and foreign corporations. In 2016 Russian Helicopters IFRS revenues reached RUB 214.3 billion. Deliveries reached 189 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 700 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, six of them are involved in civil industries and 32 are directly controlled. Rostec’s portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec’s organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2015 amounted to RUB 1.140 trillion. Average salaries within the Corporation amounted to RUB 41 thousand and tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 160 billion. According to the new Rostec strategy, the new main goal of the Corporation is to facilitate technological advantage of Russia at highly competitive international markets. Planned volume of investments into development until 2025 is RUB 4.3 trillion.

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Issue #1 (36) 2019
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