• eng
04:58 GMT +3 hours27 March 2015
Live
Military & Intelligence

Russian Defense Ministry Signs $380M Helicopter Deal

Military & Intelligence
Get short URL
2500
The Russian Defense Ministry and Russian Helicopters Holding on Saturday signed a 12.6 billion rubles (about $380 million) contract for 40 Mil Mi-8 AMTSh helicopters, the company said.

ULAN-UDE, August 3 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian Defense Ministry and Russian Helicopters Holding on Saturday signed a 12.6 billion rubles (about $380 million) contract for 40 Mil Mi-8 AMTSh helicopters, the company said.

 

The contract was signed by Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov and Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov.

 

Helicopter deliveries are to begin next year, Petrov said.

 

The Mi-8 AMTSh is a combat transport version of the Mi-17 helicopter, with more powerful turboshafts and portside tail rotor. Its weapon systems include Igla-V AAM or Shturm-V ASM missiles, B8V20 rocket pods and a GSh-23 gun.

Terminator Mi-8AMTSh assault/transport helicopter

 

 

 

Tags:
Mi-17, Mi-8 AMTSh helicopter, Russian Helicopters Holding, Russian Defense Ministry, Dmitry Petrov, Yury Borisov