SINGAPORE (Sputnik) — In 2015, Moscow delivered five Mi-171Sh helicopters to Bangladesh. Following the delivery, Moscow signed a contract for the supply of another batch to Dhaka.
"At the moment the helicopters are under construction at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant [located in the eastern Russian Republic of Buryatia] and are planned to be delivered before the end of 2016," Alexander Shcherbinin told RIA Novosti.
Mi-171Sh (domestic designation Mi-8AMTSh) was designed for personnel transportation but can also be equipped with weapons.
Russian Helicopters is a leading helicopter design and manufacturing company, headquartered in Moscow. It is part of Russia’s state technologies corporation Rostec.