Iran is going to buy hundreds of Mi-17 helicopters from Russia

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Iran have begun talks with Russia on the possible supply of a hundred of new multi-purpose helicopters.

It is reported by news agency “Military informant“, citing a source in the Iranian Defense Ministry.

The Iranian leadership is planning to buy new Russian multipurpose helicopters Mi-17 to equip the national armed forces and internal security services. We also consider the question of the partial localization of helicopters on the territory of Iran from kits supplied from Russia.

Earlier, The Russian Helicopters Company has signed contracts with the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (PANHA) on upgrading its maintenance and overhaul facility for Mi-17 helicopters

The Mil Mi-17 (NATO reporting name “Hip“) is a Russian helicopter in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude. It is known as the Mi-8M series in Russian service. It is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter. There are also armed gunship versions.

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