Russia: Helicopter exports amounted to about $530 million this year

Director General of Rosoboronexport Alexander Mikheev said that the volume of exports of Russian helicopters abroad this year through this state institution exceeded 30 billion rubles (about $530 million).

The Director General said that most of the exported helicopters were produced at the Ulan-Ude Helicopter Plant.

Earlier, a source in Rostec (Russian State Corporation for the Promotion of the Development, Production and Export of High-Tech Industrial Products) said that the Russian side had signed a contract with a foreign party to export a batch of upgraded Mi-171Es. helicopters. These helicopters are the export version of the Mi-17 helicopters, which are successfully used in high-altitude conditions in Latin America, in particular in police operations to combat drug smuggling. They were used in arctic conditions, in the tropical climate of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, in African countries.

These helicopters are usually used in the field of air transport and are based on the well-known Mi-8 helicopter, with a maximum takeoff weight of 13 tons, a flight range of 650 km and a maximum speed of 250 km per hour.

Source: RIA Novosti

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