Moscow, July 24: Pakistan’s Balochistan provincial government has received a Russian Mi-171E non-combat helicopter, according to Russian news agency Tass.
The Mi-171 is a civilian variant of the Mi-17 military cargo chopper.
“I am confident the convertible Mi-171E handed over to the customer will perform decently when accomplishing any missions, whether in passenger and freight carriage or in medical, search and rescue operations,” Chief Executive Officer of Russian Helicopters Andrei Boginsky told Russia’s TASS news agency.
The latest chopper can be used as an ambulance because it has the capacity to carry 14 stretchers after replacing the seats.
Mi-171E variant equipped with VK-2500-03 engines due to which it can operate in extreme temperature limits, from -58 to 50 Celsius
However, Russian Helicopters has delivered Mi-171E helicopters to several countries, including China.