Pakistan Minister of Defence may buy 20 Mi-17 military transport helicopters made at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant,.
“Baikal Daily” reported that the JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant” is waiting for a large order for the production of 20 helicopters to Pakistan. Moreover, the contract is not signed and is considered by the holding company “Russian Helicopters”.
Mi-17 is a military transport variant in the Mi-8/17 family of helicopters. It is produced by Kazan Helicopters and Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters.
The Mi-17 medium-lifter was designed based on the Mi-8 airframe. The helicopter retains the outstanding performance characteristics of its predecessors and can fly in tropical and maritime climates,and desert conditions.
The large cabin of the helicopter offers a floor area of 12.5m² and an effective space of 23m³. The standard portside door and ramp at rear allow for the quick ingress and egress of troops and cargo.