Moscow and Astana have agreed to launch the assembly of Mil Mi-8AMT and Mi-171 ‘Hip-H’ helicopters in Kazakhstan following the signing of a related memorandum of understanding (MOU) in 2017.
A contract was signed on 18 January between Russian Helicopters, Kazakhstan Engineering, and Kazakh firm Aircraft Repair Plant No 405 (ARP 405) that will see 45 kit versions of the helicopters delivered to Kazakhstan until 2025 for local assembly, a representative of Russian state holding company Rostec told Jane’s .
The contract will see Russian Helicopters certify the assembly line in Kazakhstan, assist the country in providing through-life support (TLS) for the assembled platforms, and deliver training for personnel.
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