Thursday, December 1, 2011
India Receives First Batch of Mi-17s
The Indian Air Force has a fleet of more than 200 Mi-8s and Mi-17s, and will add 80 additional Mi-17s. Kazan, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, has handed over the first batch of Mi-17 V-5s to the Indian government. India signed a contract for 80 Mi-17s in 2008. The Indian Air Force currently flies upwards of 200 Mi-8s and Mi-17s.