Russia ready to supply Mi-171Sh helicopters to Peruvian Air Force


According to information published by Tass on October 29, 2021, Moscow is ready to supply combat aircraft to Peru if the country makes a request, CEO of Russia's state arms seller Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec state corporation) Alexander Mikheyev said in an interview ahead of the SITDEF 2021 international defense exhibition.

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Russia ready to supply Mi 171Sh helicopters to Peruvian Air Force Mil Mi-171Sh helicopter (Picture source: Rosoboronexport)


Mikheyev emphasized that in addition, Russia was ready to supply new Mil Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Latin American nation.

Peru's Air Force is equipped with the multirole Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jets, Sukhoi Su-25 jet aircraft and the Mil Mi-171Sh-P military transport helicopters.

The SITDEF 2021 international defense show is taking place in Peru's capital of Lima on October 28-31.

The Mi-171Sh Storm helicopter is specially designed to carry out counter-terrorism missions by special forces.

The helicopter is equipped with "high-altitude" increased power engines, a new rotor system with an improved profile composite main rotor and X-shaped tail rotor, an integrated flight and navigation system, and most importantly - an improved composition of weapons and defense systems.

Large-caliber machine guns "Kord" (caliber 12.7 mm) has been installed to expand aviation weapons range. The aircraft is to be equipped with a modern observation optoelectronic station, including TV and thermal imaging channels, as well as a laser rangefinder.

Along with small arms and gun machines, unguided rockets and bombs of various calibers, the helicopter is also equipped with a guided missile system including sighting and targeting system, which allows to fight against air and ground targets, destroy enemy's fire points and armored vehicles.


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