"Russian Mi-17 helicopters maintained leadership in the volume of supplies of the medium multirole and military transport helicopters to the world market in 2006-2016. The volume of their export has exceeded the total number of deliveries of [Mi-17] foreign analogues, and amounted to more than 800 units," the statement read.
Mi-8/17 military transport helicopters are the most successful models in the history of the Russian helicopter industry, according to the Russian Helicopters holding. They are manufactured in a variety of forms, including cargo, passenger, VIP, search and rescue, flying hospital and firefighting versions. The latest Mi-8/17 helicopter family includes the Mi-17V-5 made at Kazan Helicopters and the Mi-171Sh made at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant.
Mi-17 helicopters have been delivered to over 100 countries.