Russian Helicopters, part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom and a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, this month delivered two multirole Mi-8AMT helicopters built by Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant to the Republic of Tatarstan Interior Ministry. The contract was signed in August 2012 and Russian Helicopters delivered on the helicopters schedule.
The Mi-8AMTs will fly missions including maintaining public order, and will be deployed as part of the security arrangements for the XXVII Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia in 2013.
Ministry pilots and officials highly rate the quality and technical features of the Mi-8AMT, and also noted the helicopters’ reliability. The final inspection team of the Ministry’s special purpose aviation group was satisfied with the build quality and accompanying technical documentation. The helicopters were flown to their service base under their own power by crews from the special purpose aviation group, allowing the group to make a hands-on assessment.