Security chiefs from 70 countries visit Russian Helicopters’ Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant


On 24-26 June, representatives of 70 countries’ security agencies and a delegation from the UN had the chance to learn more about the products that are made at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters’ company (part of State Corporation Rostec). Security Council secretaries, ministers, presidential aides and prime ministers responsible for security issues, security service chiefs and other senior security sector personnel, gathered to discuss live issues in national, regional, and international security. Secretary of the Russian Federation’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev took part in the meeting.

The delegates at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant were shown models of Mi-8/17 helicopters, and had the chance to view one of the world’s most popular medium military transport helicopters, the Mi-171Sh, on static display.

This helicopter boasts a host of features designed to enhance safety. It is used in peacekeeping missions, anti-terror, law enforcement and surveillance operations, missions to counter narco-trafficking, search and rescue missions and on patrols. Operators report these helicopters perform well in mountainous areas, in extreme temperatures, and arctic and tropical climates. The Mi-171Sh is renowned across the globe for its impressive flight capabilities.


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