Thailand looking to buy Mi-17V-5 helicopters - report

Helicopters made ​​in Kazan have more than 50 million flight hours worldwide.

Helicopters made ​​in Kazan have more than 50 million flight hours worldwide.

Slava Stepanov / GELIO
Thai officials are in talks with Rosoboronexport.

Thailand is looking at ordering a batch of Mi-17V-5 helicopters, TASS said, citing a Russian defense industry source.

“Thailand has previously bought six Mi-17V-5 helicopters manufactured by the Kazan Helicopter Plant,” the source told the news agency. “The negotiations are conducted through Rosoboronexport (Russia’s state-owed arms exporting company). We hope that the negotiations will bear fruit as early as this year.”

Thailand’s Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will visit Russia on Feb. 23-24.

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