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India has taken delivery of the first batch of 80 M-17V5 tactical transport helicopter 0911111

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World Air Force News - India
 
 
India has taken delivery of the first batch of 80 M-17V5 tactical transport helicopter.
 
India has taken delivery of the first batch of 80 Mi-17V-5 tactical transport helicopters ordered under a $1.345 billion deal in 2008, Russian arms sales agency Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
     
India has taken delivery of the first batch of 80 Mi-17V-5 tactical transport helicopters ordered under a $1.345 billion deal in 2008, Russian arms sales agency Rosoboronexport said on Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
Russian made Mi-17V5 tactical transport helicopter
     

The helicopters are being built by Russian Helicopters' Kazan Helicopter Factory (KVZ) subsidiary.

The Mi-17V-5 is designed for utility cargo work and can carry up to 36 passengers or four tons. The machine features advanced multifunction cockpit displays and upgraded TV3-117VM engines.

India is one of the world's largest Mi-8 and Mi-17 operators with over 200 aircraft in service. The Mi-8/17 family is the most widely produced helicopter design in history, with over 11,000 delivered to more than 110 countries.