The Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan has taken delivery of two new military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters built by Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec).
The ceremony was held at the aviation base in Astana.
The helicopters arrived as per the contract concluded earlier between Kazakhstan and Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a part of the Russian Helicopters Holding.
At the same time, the press service reminded that this is the second batch of helicopters: the first Mi-171SH received by the Air Force of Kazakhstan in December 2015.
The Мi-171Sh – military transport helicopter is developed on the basis of the Mi-171Sh (Mi-8AMT) and is designed to combat armored ground, surface, immobile and mobile small targets, to destroy enemy forces, transport military cargo, troop delivery, day and night, in regular or complex weather conditions, in a variety of climates.
The helicopter can be equipped with the latest small arms, rocket, bomb and gun weapons systems, and protection against attack. The helicopter is designed to transport up to 37 paratroopers, and to transport cargo of up to 4,000 kg, up to 12 injured on streatchers, and to carry out search and rescue operations (including CSAR).