SINGAPORE (Sputnik) – On February 2, the holding delivered the final batch of 151 Mi-17V-5 helicopters to India under previously concluded contracts.
"We hope that in 2016 we will reach with the Indian side specific agreements on the supply of another batch of Mi-17V-5s. The contract will be carried out through the Rosoboronexport, we are talking about 48 units," Alexander Shcherbinin told reporters at the Singapore Airshow.
Between 2012 and 2015, Russia delivered 148 out of the 151 helicopters to India.
The Mi-17V-5 helicopter is the latest model in Russia's Mi-8/17 helicopter family. Designed for personnel transport, as well as for carrying cargo internally or on an external sling, it is used in search and rescue operations, and can be equipped with weapons.