Russia is preparing to sign a contract to export 48 Mi-17-V5 helicopters to India, the state-run news agency Sputnik reported on July 12 citing a source in state manufacturer Russian Helicopters.
“We are looking forward for the buyer’s final decision to sign the contract. After that we can start executing it,” the source said.
The Mil-17-V5 military and transport helicopter is equipped with the new Klimov VK-2500 turboshaft engine. A total of 12,000 Mi-17 helicopters of different variants have been delivered to clients in 110 countries so far.