ZHUKOVSKY (Sputnik) — Russia has already delivered 148 Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters to India since 2015 and will deliver the remaining three outlined in the contract by the end of the year, Russian Helicopters designer and manufacture company said Tuesday.
"As part of the previously signed contract, Russia has supplied 148 Mi-17V-5 helicopters out of 151. We plan to deliver three more by the end of the year. Thus, the contract will be fully implemented by the end of 2015," a company spokesperson told RIA Novosti.
Last month, local media reported that the Indian Air Force (IAF) had proposed to acquire 48 additional Mi-17V-5, proven to be efficient in India’s difficult climate and terrain conditions, for $1.1 billion.