According to the contract signed in July, Russia will supply China 55 multipurpose helicopters Mi-171E, said Tuesday the deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vyacheslav Dzirkaln, declining to disclose the contract value.
"In July of this year," Rosoboronexport "has signed a contract to supply China with 55 Mi-171E", — said Dzirkaln, "Interfax"
He did not specify the cost and terms of delivery of helicopters, but said that it is not the only contract with China, which was signed recently.
In support of his Dzirkaln said that previously signed a contract to supply China with a large batch Russian aircraft engines.
Multi-purpose transport helicopter Mi-171E belongs to the family of the Mi-8 and is the result of deep modernization of the Mi-17. The helicopter was developed in OKB. A mile and a 1990 series produced at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a subsidiary holding company "Helicopters of Russia". The helicopter can carry a passenger version 26 people, and in transport — up to 4 million kilograms of cargo in the cargo or on the external load.
With Mi-171E transport bulky goods can be in the cargo cabin with remote rear doors, execute installation and handling, to conduct search-and-rescue and rescue operations, to solve other problems.
The helicopter is equipped with modern navigation equipment, allowing to fly on instruments.
The helicopter crew — three people. Maximum take-off weight — 13 thousand kg. Service ceiling of normal weight of 11 thousand 100 kg is 6 thousand meters, with a maximum — 4 thousand 800 meters. Flight distance from the main fuel tanks — 610 km, with two extra fuel tanks — 1 650 thousand km. Maximum speed — 250 km / h
The Mi-171E certified in Russia, China, South Korea, Slovakia, Mongolia. Currently, the countries of Central and South-East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the CIS, operating more than 500 Mi-171 helicopters in various modifications and variations.