Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chinese Mi-171E transport helicopter.

Chinese People's Liberation Army will obtain 55 Mil Mi-171E transport helicopters as it seeks to further bolster its tactical airlift capabilities.

The aircraft will be produced at the Ulan-Ude Aviation factory, located in the southern Russian province of Buryatia.
The source confirmed reports about the deal, under which China will obtain the helicopters at $10-12 million per example. This values the deal at between $550 million and $660 million.

 Mi-171E, which can carry up to 37 passengers, is an export variant of the Mi-8/17 family.


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