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4 New Mi-17 Helicopters to Afghan Army

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Afghan Army Mi-17s(click to view full) In July 2009, The Afghan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC) bought 4 more Mi-17 variant helicopters and related tool kits from Defense Technology Inc. (DTI), who provides military hardware from the former Soviet Union to the U.S. Department of Defense and the defense ministries of other NATO Governments. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposals, with 4 offers received. “Medium Mainstay: Mi-17s for Iraq” examines a controversy over sole-source orders of Mi-17 helicopters from ARINC; this procurement appears to have been run differently. The Mi-17 is an upgraded version of the Russian Mi-8 helicopter, and now that they’ve arrived, these are the first new helicopters Afghanistan has received… New Mi-17, delivered(click to view full) Developed at the Mil Design Bureau, the Mi-17, is a medium weight, single rotor helicopter. The aircraft construction primarily incorporates the airframe of a Mi-8 with the power train of the Mi-24, which provides an increase in performance and gross weight over the basic Mi-8. The aircraft is configured with a 5-bladed main rotor system 70 feet diameter, and uses wheeled landing gear. The basic version of the Mi-17 is used for military, police and civilian […]

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