Russia May Sell 48 Mil-17 Helicopters to India

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Russia’s state-owned helicopter manufacturer may produce several dozen flying machines for the Indian market.

Russia May Sell 48 Mil-17 Helicopters to India

Russian Helicopters is prepared to sign a contract to export 48 Mil-17-V5 helicopters to India.

A source within the company confirmed that the deal, which the company is preparing in cooperation with Russia's Rosoboronexport agency, is currently underway.

"We are looking forward for the buyer's final decision to sign the contract. After that we can start executing it," the source added, Sputnik reported.

The Mil-17-V5 military and transport model, which is equipped with the new Klimov VK-2500 turbo shaft engine, is part of the Mil-17 family of multipurpose helicopters. A total of 12,000 Mil-17s have so far been delivered to clients in 110 countries.

Russian Helicopters is a state-owned helicopter design and manufacturing company headquartered in Moscow.

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