Serbia about to take delivery of two Mi-8MTV-5 military helicopters


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Serbia about to take delivery of two Mi-8MTV-5 military helicopters
The delivery of two Russian Mi-8MTV-5 (NATO reporting name: Hip) medium military-transport helicopters to Serbia is scheduled for April 2016, according to a Russian defense industry source. "Both helicopters are ready for delivery, which is scheduled for April 2016. Serbia will get modern and reliable modification of world-known Mi-8 transport helicopter", the source said.
Serbia about to take delivery of two Mi 8MTV 5 military helicopters 640 001Two Mi-8MTV-5 multirole helicopters from the Russian Armed Forces
In September 2015, then-acting Serbian Defense Minister, Bratislav Gashich said, that the contract for two Mi-8MTV-5 military-transport helicopters would be signed in October 2015.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute`s (SIPRI) arms transfers database, Serbia is to get both helicopters in 2016. The related contract is valued at USD25 million.

Military utility transport helicopter, powered by two Klimov TV3-117VM turboshaft engines and equipped with a loading ramp instead of the clam-shell doors, an additional door and a new "dolphin nose". These helicopters are intended for the transport of goods and machinery weighing up to 4 tons, and these helicopters can be equipped with rocket-cannon armament.


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