MOSCOW --- Russia will supply six Mil Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopters and one Mi-171E rotorcraft to Bangladesh under a contract signed in April this year, Russian state arms seller Rosoboronexport First Deputy CEO Ivan Goncharenko said on Monday.
"A contract was signed in April 2015 on the delivery of six Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopters, and also one Mi-171E transport helicopter in its Salon option," Goncharenko said ahead of the MAKS-2015 air show opening outside Moscow.
It was previously reported that Russia and Bangladesh had agreed in April 2015 on the delivery of five Mi-171Sh helicopters. Rosoboronexport said Russia would provide Bangladesh a $1 billion loan for the purchase of Russian helicopters.
Rosoboronexport said in June 2015 the deliveries of new helicopters were under way.