"The Russian Helicopters holding has finished the deliveries of Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-8AMTSh-VA military transport helicopters built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to the customers, which were ordered in accordance with the terms of state contracts… As usual, we executed the state defense procurement order in accordance with the planned schedule," the release reads.
Mi-8AMTSh-VA is a modified version of the Mi-8AMTSh helicopter designed to operate in sub-zero conditions.
It was developed based on an upgraded Mi-8AMTSh-V helicopter that features new Klimov VK-2500-03 turboshaft engines, a more powerful TA-14 auxiliary power plant and upgraded avionics. It has high-altitude navigation, as well as the capability for day and night flight.
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