Russian Defence Ministry to Receive New Military Helicopters by 2015
Kazan Helicopters will supply the Russian Defence Ministry with 27 Mi-8 and Ansat-U military helicopters by the end of the year. This was reported by the company’s press service.
“In 2014, as part of the state defence order, we have supplied Russia’s Armed Forces with three Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopters, and plan further deliveries of one Mi-8MTV-2, 17 Mi-8MTV-5-1s and six Ansat-Us built at Kazan Helicopters,” Russian Helicopters Director Alexander Mikheev said, adding that fulfillment of the state defence order is a key strategic priority for the company, directly responsible for supporting the country’s defence capabilities.
It’s worth mentioning that the Russian Defence Ministry is the largest client for Russian-built helicopters. The Mi-8MTV-5-1 is supplied to Russia’s law enforcement agencies and is designed for transporting up to 4,000 kg of cargo and equipment. The helicopter can also perform search-and-rescue missions and carry out a number of special tasks.