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    The Russian Helicopters holding signed a contract on Wednesday with China's Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment for the delivery of three helicopters - Mi-171, Ansat and Ka-32, the press service of the holding said.

    ZHUHAI (Sputnik) — In accordance with the contract, Jiangsu Baoli will receive one light Ansat helicopter in medevac mode, one Mi-171 and one Ka-32 in 2017, the press release said.

    The contract was signed on the sidelines of the ongoing China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) 2016. Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov attended the signing ceremony.

    In 2015, the Russian Helicopters holding signed a contract with Jiangsu Baoli for the procurement of four Ka-32 helicopters, which are expected to be delivered by mid-2017.

    The helicopters will be used by China to deal with fires, including in urban area, where ordinary fire brigades have limited access to high-rise buildings. Moreover, Ka-32 helicopters are able to operate in the mountainous and forested areas and land on unprepared sites.


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