In the framework of the Single Day for the Acceptance of Military Products, the Kazan Helicopter Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) delivered five Mi-8MTV-5-1 military transport helicopters to the Russian Defense Ministry.
This is the last batch of helicopters delivered under a 2011 contract with the Ministry of Defense. The press service of the holding company reports.
"The machines are equipped with modern UV-26M protection equipment of domestic manufacture. The fuselage of the helicopter has been adapted for the installation of the L-370 electronic warfare system."
This means that the contract for 140 Mi-8MTV-5 signed in 2011 was fullfilled.
In total , included the previous contracts, the Russian Armed Forces have received since 2008 to 2020 a total of 169 Mi-8MTV-5
- 164 for the VKS
- 5 for the Navy
In theory this year will be also fullfilled the other contracts for Mi-8AMTSh
At the year end Russian Armed Forces will have received a total of:
- 206 Mi-8AMTSh
- 12 Mi-8AMTSh-1 (VIP version)
- 7 Mi-8AMTSh-VA (Artic Version) , one of then in the Navy
in total l225 Mi-8AMTSh
Also will be complete the delivery of 22 Mi-8MTPR-1
In previous years , VKS also received:
- 9 Mi-8MTV-2 for artic service
- 4 Mi-8AMT VIP versionThen the total Mi-8 received has been: 429
of them 9 were lost:
2 Mi-8AMTSh lost in action in Syria
3 Mi-8AMTSh lost in accident
1 Mi-8AMTSh-VA lost in accident
3 Mi-8MTV-5 lost in accident
Then 420 new Mi-8 remain
Also there are about 130 Mi-8 of old soviet versions in service, including near 20 in the Navy, that will be replaced in next years