Russia to repair Laotian Mi-17 helicopters

MI-17 helicopter.

MI-17 helicopter.

The helicopters were sold to Laos in 1996.

Russian Helicopters, a Rostec company, will repair Laotian Mi-17 helicopters.

A deal was signed between Rostec and the Laotian Ministry of Defense on May 20 after Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith met Russian President Vladimir Putin, Rostec said in a press note.

Two Mil Mi-17-1B helicopters will be repaired while two Mi-17 multi-purpose helicopters will be upgraded to Mi-17-1B standard.

Laos purchased 12 Mi-17 helicopters from Russia in 1996. 

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