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KUALA-LUMPUR, April 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and Bangladesh have concluded an agreement on delivery of five transport combat helicopters Mil Mi-171Sh to that country, director for special commissions and head of the delegation from Russian main arms exporting company Rosoboronexport Nikolay Dimidyuk said at the Defence Services Asia exhibition DSA-2014 in the Malaysian capital on Tuesday.
“We are holding a presentation of choppers Mi-171Sh for Malaysia today. We have recently signed a contract for delivery of five helicopter gunships of this model to Bangladesh,” he said.
According to Dimidyuk, "a lot of countries in the Asia-Pacific region" are interested in supplying Mi-171Sh, in particular, the representatives of Malaysia and Nepal.
The Mil Mi-171Sh is a Russian helicopter also known as the Mi-8M in production at two factories in Kazan and Ulan-Ude. It is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter.