Belarus will receive from Russia the next batch of combat helicopters Mi-8MTV-5. The contract for the supply of equipment to be prematurely formed Kazan Helicopters. The first batch of helicopters was transferred to the Belarusian side, the November 28 2016
"Belarus has always been and remains an important strategic partner for us. We are pleased to announce the early completion of the contract for the supply of helicopters to 12 Defense Ministry of Belarus. Initially, the final delivery vehicles party planned for May of this year, but the Kazan Helicopter Plant is ready to provide the machine in April, "- said the general director of holding company" Helicopters of Russia "Andrey Boginsky.
Mi-8MTV-5 - amphibious transport helicopter developed by the Moscow Helicopter Plant design bureau at the expense of and with direct participation of the Kazan helicopter plant. The machine can carry airborne 35, equipped with the latest set of navigation equipment, it is less vulnerable to MPADS, has a modified configuration of the doors and hatches and range filter 590 km.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that, despite the differences in other areas, Minsk is not going to curtail military cooperation with Moscow. Conversely, the armed forces of Belarus will sharpen military skills together with their Russian counterparts at the forthcoming exercise "Zapad-2017» 14-20 September this year to improve the combat skills to protect the western borders of the EAEC.
It is assumed that the Russian side will take part in the exercises 3 280 thousands of troops and vehicles. The exercises can watch foreign representatives.