A modified version of combat transport helicopter Mi-171Sh was unveiled by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant at the XIII International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017 in Zhukovski, Wednesday.
SOT, Sergei Migotskiy, Ulan-Ude Aviation plant Chief Designer (Russian): “This is a modification of the Mi-8 AMTSh helicopter, a Mi-171Sh is an export version of it. This helicopter is a prototype model at now, and we’ve tried to show a plenty of a new developments, which are supposed to attract interest from foreign buyers.”
SOT, Sergei Migotskiy, Ulan-Ude Aviation plant Chief Designer (Russian): “Compared to other Mi-8 helicopters, you can see that, there is a big number of aviation weaponry on this helicopter. The ‘Kord’ 12,7 caliber course machine guns, which we are showing for the first time, and the ‘Kord 17-V’ moving gun, operated by shooter on the right side of the helicopter, which are both installed on the aircraft. It’s quite new things that you can see on that machine.”Lavrov Tells EU Linking Ties With Russia to Minsk Deal Implementation ‘Absurd’