Russian Defense Ministry Plans to Buy Around 15 Mi-38 Helicopters

© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the photo bankMi-38-2 Helicopter, MAKS-2017 internatonal airshow in Zhukovsky
Mi-38-2 Helicopter, MAKS-2017 internatonal airshow in Zhukovsky - Sputnik International
According to the Russian deputy defense minister, Russia is planning to buy around 15 medium multipurpose Mi-38 helicopters.

MI-38-2 helicopter at the 9th International HeliRussia helicopter industry exhibition 2016. - Sputnik International
Russian Defense Ministry to Receive 2 Mi-38 Helicopters By End of 2019
ZHUKOVSKY (Sputnik) – The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to buy around 15 medium multipurpose Mi-38 helicopters, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said Tuesday.

"We are, without doubt, interested in this machine. A purchase of around 15 Mi-38 helicopters is envisaged," Borisov told reporters at the MAKS-2017.

The Mi-38 can be used for carrying cargo and passengers, as well as for search-and-rescue operations and serve as a flying hospital.

The MAKS-2017, one of the world's largest aviation shows established 25 years ago, is being held in Zhukovsky, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south-east of Moscow on July 18-23.

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