A delegation from the Ministry of Public
Security of the Republic of Vietnam paid a working visit to Russian Helicopters'
Kazan Plant in Tatarsan recently to discuss the question of shipment of civilian
helicopters to the Republic.
The Ansat and the MI-15V-5 attracted special
attention from the delegation during the two-day visit, which included
demonstration flights and an inspection of the assembly facilities.
"The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is one of
our promising partners and possesses large operating experience in the field of
aviation technology," said Alexander
Shcherbinin, Deputy CEO for marketing
and business development of the Russian Helicopters holding. "During more than
half a century of cooperation we have shipped over 50 helicopters to Vietnam,
including Mi-4, Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi17-1В, Mi-171Е, and Mi-172.
Ansat Multirole Helicopter
"Our helicopters are exploited by both air
forces and civil aviation - many of them are used in the oil industry for the
drilling shelfs. The multirole Mi-38 attracted great interest of the foreign
The multirole helicopter Ansat has a maximum
speed of 275 km/h and can cover distances of over 500 km. Its various
modifications, together with easily-removable equipment, allows the helicopter
to serve both army and civil purposes. The Ansat-U is aimed at training aviation
school cadets, whilst the other Ansat model is certified to satisfy civil
The military transport helicopter Mi-17V-5 is
part of the Mi-8/17 family and is supplied for various army forces in the
Russian Federation and abroad. The helicopter type is able to transport up to
4000 kg of cargo internally or on the external sling and can be used in combat
missions requiring weaponry. Modern communication and navigation equipment make
it highly suitable for search & rescue and special ops.