Russia Delivers First Mi-171 Helicopter to Indonesia

MOSCOW, November 27 (RIA Novosti) – Russia has delivered the first Mi-171 multirole helicopter to Indonesia, Russian Helicopters holding announced on Tuesday.

In October an Indonesian mining company bought a civilian Mi-171 helicopter manufactured by the Ulan-Ude aircraft plant, said Russian Helicopters spokesman Roman Kirillov.

The helicopter is equipped with modern piloting and navigation systems that meet international safety standards, he added. Indonesia is currently considering buying several Russian-made civilian helicopters, he said.

Russian experts see the Asia-Pacific region as a key market for helicopters and related equipment.

“A total of over 1,200 Russian-manufactured helicopters are registered in countries across the region, including more than 700 Mi-8/17s,” Kirillov said.

Indonesia currently has about 20 such helicopters but in their military modification, he added.


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