Russia supplies first batch of Mi-17V-5 helicopters to India

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  1. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

    Jun 17, 2009
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    Russia supplies first batch of Mi-17B-5 helicopters to India

    Russia has delivered the first batch of 19 military transport helicopters Mi-17B-5 to India, as part of the contract to supply 59 helicopters of this type, an official representative of the Russian delegation at Singapore Airshow 2014 said.

    The remaining 40 helicopters will be supplied to the customer by the end of 2015. The contract was signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India in December 2012. The contractor is the Kazan Helicopter Plant /KVZ/ which is integrated in the Russian Helicopters holding.
    In late 2013, KVZ executed the previous large helicopter contract with India signed in 2008, under which it supplied 80 MK-17B-5.
    The new Russian MI-17B-5 helicopter is an upgraded version of MI-8/17 which Russia supplied to India before. It is powered by new VK-2500 engines, has a larger payload capacity, modern avionics, an airborne weather radar, and a night vision goggles compatible cockpit which allows for using these helicopters in operations by special task forces.
    Russian Helicopters is now actively marketing the MI-38 model in countries of the Asian-Pacific region. The Russian producer plans to sell helicopters in the region with Russian-made engines.

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  3. ladder

    ladder Senior Member Senior Member

    Mar 28, 2013
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    Mi-17 V-5 isn't it? Must have been translated from Russian so, V became B.
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  4. arnabmit

    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2012
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    Why still Mi-17v5 when an upgraded, more powerful, and modernized version is already available?


    Cruising speed
    285 kmh

    Range with 3,000 kg cargo
    660 km

    Range with 5,000 kg cargo
    420 km

    Max. flight range with additional fuel tanks and 2,700 kg cargo
    1,200 km

    Operational ceiling
    5,900 m

    Hover ceiling (OGE)
    3,750 m

    Weight parameters
    Max. take-off weight
    15,600 kg

    Max. take-off weight with cargo on external sling
    16,200 kg

    Max. payload in cabin
    6,000 kg

    Max. payload on external sling
    7,000 kg

    Turboshaft engines
    2x Klimov TV7-117V

    Take-off power
    2,800 hp

    Contingency power
    3,750 hp

    Cabin dimensions
    7,000 mm

    2,360 mm

    1,840 mm

    29.5 m3


  5. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

    Aug 12, 2009
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    Kickbacks as usual? :confused:
  6. sorcerer

    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

    Apr 13, 2013
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    Russian Firm Rosoboronexport Submits Proposal for Mi-17V5 Chopper Procurement by Army

    Rostec State Corporation, parent company of Rosoboronexport, said it expects to close a new contract for 48 units of the helicopters for the Indian armed forces soon
    Russian arms supplier Rosoboronexport has submitted a commercial proposal to the Defence Ministry for the army's plan to procure 48 additional Mi-17V-5 helicopters and a formal contract is expected to be signed by this year end.

    Rostec State Corporation, parent company of Rosoboronexport, said it expects to close a new contract for 48 units of the helicopters for the Indian armed forces soon.
    "A commercial proposal has been presented to the Indian side earlier this February and after the commercial terms are agreed upon, a firm order is expected to be received this year," it said in a statement.

    In 2008-2015, Rosoboronexport had already supplied a total of 151 units of the Mi-17V-5, produced by the Kazan Helicopter Plant of 'Russian Helicopters', another company of Rostec State Corporation.

    "The negotiations within this contact have been launched. Currently the Indian side is considering our commercial proposal, which we sent earlier this month.

    "Over a long time, Russian helicopters have gained a reputation for being very efficient and reliable machines and the intention of the Indian army to purchase a new batch of Mi-17V-5 is proof of that," Sergei Chemezov, CEO of Rostec State Corporation, said.
    Since this is not the first contract for these helicopters, Chemezov assumes that the negotiations will not take a long time.

    "The technical specifications and parameters have been agreed, the two parties will only have to agree upon the commercial terms. It is not just about price, which is affected by inflation, but also the order and timing of deliveries and payments. I am sure that the contract will be concluded this year, perhaps even in a few months," he said.

    Designed to transport cargo inside the cabin and on an external sling, the Mi-17V-5 is one of the world's most advanced military transport helicopters. It can be deployed in troop and arms transport, fire support, convoy escort, patrol, and search-and-rescue (SAR) missions.
    Mi-17V-5, supplied to India, ranks among the most technically advanced helicopters of the Mi-8/17 type, incorporating the best engineering solutions of previous generations.

    India continues to be one of the largest operators of Russian airborne equipment. In the history of aviation cooperation between the two nations, enterprises that are currently united into the Russian Helicopters holding company have delivered to India 110 units of the Mi-4, 128 units of the Mi-8 and about 160 units of the Mi-17.

    In 2008, Rosoboronexport signed a contract for the delivery of 80 Mi-17V-5 to India, which was completed in 2011-2013. In 2012-2013, three additional contracts were signed to supply a total of 71 Mi-17V-5 helicopters to meet the needs of the Indian Air Force.

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