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MI-17 V5 helicopter to be Inducted into the IAF on 17 February 2012
Mi-17 V5 helicopter would be inducted into the IAF on 17 February 2012. This helicopter falls in the category of armed helicopter, with substantial and effective firepower with the latest and more powerful engines that will greatly enhance its payload carriage capability at higher altitudes.
Mi-17 V5, an upgrade of Mi-17 in the medium -lift category, is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and onboard Navigation Systems. It is a glass cockpit variant; the first of its kind to get inducted into the IAF. It has onboard weather radar, state of the art autopilot and is compatible with the latest Generation (Gen-III) Night vision Goggles. With this, the helicopter can undertake all-weather, day and night operations in any kind of terrain. The helicopter is also equipped with a Bambi-Bucket that can be used for fire fighting. It is also fitted with a powerful winch â€“ a feature useful in the Disaster Relief Operations in restricted areas where landing is not possible.
It has a modified loading ramp for faster loading and off-loading; apart from the traditional rear clamshells. A starboard door and a â€˜Dolphinâ€™ shaped nose section give it a unique identity. The entire airframe has a high degree of ballistics tolerance and is crash-resistant. It also comes equipped with an emergency flotation system. Its internal cabin volume is sufficient for transporting fully-equipped infantry soldiers for specialised operations.
Induction of Mi-17 V5 will enhance the capabilities of the IAF manifold in undertaking varied roles to face the challenges thrown in by unforgiving weather, hostile environment and difficult terrain in India. Indian Air Force first inducted helicopters in the year 1954. They have operated in Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world and have also proven their mettle in the UN missions. With the induction of Mi-17 V5, the capability and strength of the helicopter fleet in the IAF will increase significantly.
In 2008, India had signed an agreement with Russia to induct 80 Mi-17 V5 helicopters for strengthening IAFâ€™s helicopter fleet for high altitude Air Maintenance Ops, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Mission and Transport Operations.
Courtesy MoD DPR
Using Mi17s has attack helicopters was a bad experience for IAF.!!!
I hope they didnt forgotten to fit chaffs. During the Kargil War, Almost the whole Helicopter fleet lacked Chaff/Flares to evade MANPADs
Btw, What is that plate type thing fitted near the cockpit? The Cockpit nose looks different!!
IAF to induct Russian Mi-17 V5 armed choppers today
NEW DELHI: India on Friday will formally induct its latest Mi-17 V5 armed helicopters from Russia that will greatly enhance its capabilities to carry troops and cargo at higher altitudes as well as help in combat operations.
With Russia delivering 21 of the 80 Mi-17s ordered under the $1.34-billion deal in 2008 till now, the induction ceremony will take place at the Palam airbase in the presence of defence minister A K Antony. As earlier reported by TOI, India is likely to go in for 59 more Mi-17s, after the first 80 have been inducted by around 2014, in what will cost the country another $1 billion.
IAF is going to deploy the first squadrons of the new Mi-17s, which will also make it possible for the force to spare some more helicopters for logistical support in the ongoing anti-naxal operations, at Bhatinda and Srinagar.
"These helicopter fall in the armed helicopter category, with substantial and effective firepower with the latest and more powerful engines that will greatly enhance its payload carriage capability at higher altitudes. The Mi-17 V5 is an upgrade of Mi-17, which we already have, in the medium-lift category and is equipped with state-of-the-art avionics and on board Navigation Systems. It has on board weather radar, state of the art autopilot and is compatible with the latest-generation night vision goggles," said an official.
:thumb::thumb::thumb: to IAF.
Thread already exists. Merging.
Mi-17s were used as gunships during kargil ops coz there were no other option availabe as MI35 hinds were unable to reach that much heights and attack effectively so the only option was to arm the MI17swit rocket pods and MMGs.
I agree with you on that
But, My point is IAF should had fitted chaffs and jammers to those Choppers. MANPADs threat is Inevitable, IAF did saw it coming. Pak Army fired hundreds, They were well equipped with them.
But Offcourse, The present scenerio is quite change after the Kargil War.
I Just hope these new Mi17s are fitted with reliable jammers and Chaffs. It makes hell of a difference when flying over a Battlefield area!!!
those are Bullet proof plates for protection of pilots........
This is one fine bird. One of the finest of its class. Glad to see them in greater numbers in the IAF.
We should have opted for a licensed production like the Chinese.
Are the glass cockpit is bullet proof. If not than dont you think damage to brain,heart,kidney and lungs is important to just legs
Glasses are Bullet proof..
just in case you guys thinking that night vision is covered It is just covered for day time viewing, it has got very small hole in cover from which light is filter and you can see the image in day time.
here zoom in on the night vision cover and you will see what i mean.
it will look like this in day or night (all green)
at night they remove the cover so that max light can be collected.
sorry for lack of knowledge ,IAF preferred USA's Apache to Russia's 'Night Hunter', so where does this purchase came from as a armed helicopter category.
what is the difference between these and Mi-17 V5
The difference is that of a gunship and transporter. You are confusing between the two.
good video it shows the interior of the helicopter.
IAF to procure 71 more armed choppers - The Times of India
these are additional to 80 helli, already signed by India...
So, what is the final count?
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