Russia's EMD transport regiment receives new Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopters

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Russia's EMD transport regiment receives new Mi-8MTV-5-1 helicopters
The Eastern Military District’s transport aircraft regiment based in the Khabarovsk Territory in Russia’s Far East has accepted a batch of advanced Mil Mi-8MTV-5-1 military transport helicopters, the district’s press office said.
Three Mi-8MTV-5-1 recently delivered to Russian Armed Forces
(Credit: Russian Helicopters)
"The helicopters will arrive at their permanent airfield in Khabarovsk in the imminent future," the press office said.

The Mi-8MTV-5-1 is supplied to Russia’s military and law-enforcement agencies, and is designed to transport up to 4,000 kg of cargo and equipment. The helicopter can also fly search-and-rescue missions and carry out a number of specialised tasks.

The cockpit includes lighting systems specially adapted to allow the use of night-vision goggles, enabling the helicopter to fly in hours of darkness at low and extremely low altitudes, and to land on and take off from unprepared sites. Over many years of operation the Mi-8MTV-5 (export name Mi-17V-5) has demonstrated its ability to successfully fly missions in any climatic conditions, and is justifiably known as one of the finest helicopters in its class anywhere in the world.

The helicopter’s cabin is furnished with lighting equipment, which allows using night-vision goggles to perform flights at night at low and extremely low altitudes and take off from and land onto unmarked sites.

An upgraded variant of the MTV-5, the Mi-8 MTV-5-1 comply with the latest standards. At least six Mi-8MTV-5-1 were delivered in July 2017.

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