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Second Nigerian Air Force Mi-171E inducted

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inducted into service a second Mi-171E helicopter in a ceremony that also saw the induction of another L-39ZA...

Bangladesh Air Force sends Mi-171 helicopters to Central African Republic

The Bangladesh Air Force has sent three Mi-171Sh helicopters to the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR). The state Inter Services...

Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engine certified in China

April 5, 2019 - The Civil Aviation Administration of China has issued a national type certificate for the Mi-171 helicopter with VK-2500-03 engines. The...

Russian Helicopters to certify Mi-171A2 in Peru

June 18, 2019 - Experts of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company and United Engine Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation) have held a business...

Zimbabwe delegation visits Russia’s Ulan-Ude Aviation Factory

A Zimbabwean delegation has visited the Ulan-Ude Aviation Factory, part of the Russian Helicopters group, to view the VIP modification of Mi-171E...

Chinese peacekeeping helicopters arrive in Sudan

China's first peacekeeping helicopter unit has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to join the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The first...

China deploying first helicopter peacekeeping unit

China is for the first time deploying a helicopter unit to take part in overseas peacekeeping operations. The unit, part of the 81st...

Angola takes delivery of four Mi-171 helicopters

Russian Helicopters has delivered four Mi-171Sh helicopters to Angola, the company has announed. The aircraft are part of a $1 billion deal...

Algeria helicopter crash kills at least 12 soldiers – ministry

At least 12 Algerian soldiers were killed when a Mi-171 helicopter crashed in the south of the country, the Defense Ministry said...

Uganda takes delivery of Mi-171 VIP helicopter

The Ugandan government has taken delivery of a Mi-171E helicopter configured with a VIP interior from Russian Helicopters, as part of a...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...