Russian Air Force Mi-24P. Photo by Igor Dvurekov
Russian Helicopters completed repair of the Myanmar air force’s first four Mi-24Ps, the manufacturer said. The work was done in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The company plans to send another team to Myanmar to repair the remaining three aircraft.
"This contract is extremely important for us, since we are implementing for the first time the scheme for performing the overhaul of combat helicopters with the departure of the holding's specialists to the customer's territory," said Igor Chechikov, general director of after sales service for Russian Helicopters. “The successful completion of all the works will become the basis for further development of cooperation and signing of new agreements with our partners from Myanmar."
Myanmar operates 10 Mi-24Ps for transport and combat, the company aid, as well as Mi-17s and Mi-2s.