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    Russia has started construction of seven Mi-171Sh combat-transport helicopters for the Bangladesh Air Force, a deputy CEO of the Russian Helicopters company said Tuesday.

    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.

    He added that Mi-171Sh helicopters had already shown good results in Bangladesh.

    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.


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