Monday, May 29, 2023

Kazakhstan Air Force takes delivery UH-1 Huey helicopter from the United States

The Kazakhstan Air Force has accepted and taken delivery of Bell  UH-1H-II Huey II ( “03 red” tail number) helicopters, reported press service of the Kazakh Defense Ministry.

The message states that this is the United States to Kazakhstan gratis third aircraft UH-1 ‘Huey’ helicopter .UH-1 helicopter is a US company Bell Helicopter design and manufacture of a multipurpose military helicopter, superior performance, and the air reconnaissance ability.

‘Huey’ helicopters are widely used in a variety of exercises, including special tactical exercises as early as 2006 and 2007, Kazakhstan flight and technical personnel had to learn the theory of operation of the helicopter, and hands-on training.


According to Kazakhstan’s state news agency reported that the helicopter is equipped with a T-53-L-703 engine, the power of 1800 hp, and also features an integrated navigation and electronic equipment. The maximum takeoff weight of 4762 kg, a top speed of 240 km Kazakhstan army will its main use of personnel transport (up to 12) and the transport of various materials, participating in the search and rescue operations.

UH-1H-II Huey II Air Forces of Kazakhstan
UH-1H-II Huey II Air Forces of Kazakhstan

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more