Bangladesh signs contract to buy Russian Mi-171Sh helicopters

Bangladesh Air Force has signed a contract to buy five Russian military transport helicopters.

Published : 13 June 2017, 04:10 PM
Updated : 13 June 2017, 04:10 PM

Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operation & Training) Air Vice Marshal M Naim Hassan signed the contract with Ageev Dmitry, Deputy Chief of Section, Joint Stock Company “Rosoboronexport” in Dhaka.

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar witnessed the signing for the purchase of Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, the military's media wing ISPR said on Tuesday.

The deal is part of the government move to modernise Bangladesh Air Force.

As part of that process, the ISPR said steps had been taken to induct Mi-171Sh helicopter in the air force.

Those choppers will be used in UN peacekeeping operations.