SOFIA, (BM) – The state-owned company “Terem” will perform a major repair of the helicopters Mi-17 and Mi-24 amounting to BGN 38.7 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
On June 12, The Ministry of Defence has concluded a four-year framework agreement with “Terem Holding”, which will work with a sub-contractor – the company “Terem-Letets”.
67% of this amount, BGN 25.93 million, will go to Russian companies. The company called “Russian Helicopters” JSC will deliver the equipment needed for the repair and will receive 31% of the total contract value. “Ural Works of Civil Aviation” JSC will give the engines a complete overhaul for 34 % of the sum, and “150 Aircraft Repair Plant” JSC and “Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant” JSC will repair auxiliary facilities for 2% of the contract value.
The contract provides for the repair of two Mi-17 and four Mi-24 helicopters.
When the contract was announced in the summer, there was a gaffe in the documentation and it was not known exactly how many machines would be repaired. The estimated value of the repairs was over BGN 31 million.
The announcement of the contract came after the last flying Mi-17, used also for extinguishing fires, fell. Out of a total of 28 helicopters in the army then only 8 were flying. None of 5 Mi-17 helicopters is flying, and of 5 Mi-24 flies only one.
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Translator editor: Monika Evgenieva