KUBINKA /Moscow Region/, August 27. /TASS/. A serial production of Russia’s upgraded Mi-171Sh Storm military transport helicopter, which is armed with guided missiles, will start in two years, a senior official with Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant told TASS on Thursday.

“The serial production of the modernized Mi-171Sh helicopter will begin in 2022,” Mikhail Karpushkin, a deputy head of the marketing, sales and maintenance department of the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, announced to TASS speaking on the sidelines of the Army-2020 forum in Russia.

The upgraded Mi-171Sh Storm helicopter was displayed for the first time at the Army-2020 forum. The aircraft features enhanced protection and displays unique striking capabilities.

The Army-2020 international military and technical forum opened on the territory of the Russian Armed Forces’ Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center near Moscow on August 23 and it runs through August 29. Some weapons are demonstrated at the Alabino training ground, the Kubinka aerodrome and the Ashuluk practice range in the Astrakhan Region. Representatives of about 100 countries were earlier reported to attend the forum.

Over 1,500 companies and enterprises are demonstrating about 28,000 exhibits. Almost 700 advanced weapon systems are demonstrated in the static and dynamic shows at the Army-2020 forum.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Why Did B-52 Bombers Practice Nuclear Attacks on Russia?

Here’s What You Need to Remember:  In recent years Russian bombers have stepped up their probes of NATO and allied air space, occasionally following flight profiles matching atomic bombing runs. The U.S. Air Force in early March 2019 deployed five B-52…

How to Tell How Powerful China’s Navy Really Is

Key point: China is building a lot of ships. In fact, their navy is now larger than even America’s. Many of China’s ship classes—including the Type 054A, Type 056, and even the Type 052D—have been built so rapidly their construction runs…

5 Russian Weapons of War ISIS Should Fear

As of last week, Russia may have decided to join the fight against ISIS. The deployment of Russian air and ground forces to Syria probably has more to do with the survival of the Assad regime (and by extension, the…

History Lesson: How Invading Russia Doomed the Swedish Empire

Key point: Sweden once was mighty and it nearly defeated Russia. However, Russia engaged in a scorched-earth campaign and managed to outlast and defeat the Swedish invaders. When most people think of Sweden, they think of IKEA furniture, depressing murder mysteries…