MOSCOW, Russia (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 29, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo credit: Janam Parikh
The photo shows a Mi-17-1V helicopter of the Indian Air Force.
This week Russian Helicopters announced that the company has delivered six repaired Mi-17-1Vs to the independent military unit in the Ministry of Home Affairs of India – the Indian Border Security Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
The repair works were executed at the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP). The final acceptance procedures and the flight check will be carried out in India.
“NARP performs activities associated with the repair and overhaul of Mi-8/17 type helicopters for the whole range of foreign operators, however, the contract with the Border Security Force has been implemented for the first time. During the acceptance the customer’s delegation got familiarised with the results of performed activities and technologies applied at the enterprise,” commented the deputy director general for after-sales support services of Russian Helicopters Igor Chechikov.
The Mi-17 is a Russian transport helicopter with armed assault capabilities known as the Mi-8M series in Russian service. The helicopter is a medium twin-turbine aircraft. There are also armed gunship variants and the Mi-17-1V is one of those variants with a rear ramp door, powered by two Klimov TV3-117VM turboshaft engines.
Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow, Russia. It designs and manufactures civilian and military helicopters. Oboronprom is the principal shareholder of the company, which is the second largest defence contractor in Russia.