Thursday, February 22, 2024

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

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.

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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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