Bangladesh receives five Mi-171Sh helicopters from Russia
11 December 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh has received five Mi-171 multirole helicopters from Russia, equipped with modern navigation systems, which enable the aircraft to be operated in any weather conditions.
The aircraft’s manufacturer ‘Russian Helicopters’ said in a statement on Thursday.
All the helicopters supplied to Bangladesh are equipped with modern navigation systems, which enable the aircraft to be operated at any time of the day and in any weather conditions, the company said.
“The Russian Helicopters holding has delivered a batch of five Mi-171Sh combat-transport helicopters to the Bangladesh Defense Ministry. [The authorities] plan to involve the newly-acquired Mi-171Sh in carrying out UN humanitarian operations and missions in areas with high criminality, as well as performing the traditional tasks of cargo transportation and maintaining border security,” the statement reads.
The purchase of the helicopters by Bangladesh was financed by a state loan for the purchase of Russian military equipment.
Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport signed the contract with Bangladesh at the end of 2013.