Belarus has received the last batch of six Russian Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopters. This batch was the second in a contract of 12 military helicopters. The Belarus Defence Ministry has reported that the flight and technical staff have been trained to operate the modern helicopter. The new fleet will be used in medical services, transportation and… Read more »
The official ceremony of transferring six helicopters produced by a Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary – Kazan Helicopters – took place at the Machulischi airport near Minsk today. The ceremony was attended by the Belarusian Minister of Defense, the Air Force and Air Defense commander and top management of Russian Helicopters. The military transport Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters were… Read more »
Shimco has expanded its presence in Eastern Europe with the appointment of Providence Group as the exclusive Shimco representative in Ukraine and Belarus. Providence Group will introduce Shimco solutions to the market during AVIASVIT XXI, an exhibition event for aviation industry and space technology to be held 11-14 October 2016 in Kyiv. Established in 2000,… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase its current model range of military helicopters at the International exhibition of weaponry and munitions KADEX-2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Along with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters will feature the multirole Mi-35M and the Mi-28NE attack helicopters. As part of the business program, Russian Helicopters will hold a briefing… Read more »
The Anglo-Italian multinational helicopter design and manufacturing company AgustaWestland shows interest in developing cooperation with Belarus, Belarusian Premier Andrei Kobyakov told media following his visit to the production areas of AgustaWestland, a subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A., on 10 September, BelTA informs. See full story
During the international military technology forum Army-2015 on 16 June 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announced that a contract has been signed with the Belarusian Defence Ministry for delivery of 12 Russian-made Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters over 2016-2017. “The Republic of Belarus is an important partner for Russia in military technical cooperation,”… Read more »
Russia and Belarus signed a contract for the delivery of 12 Mi-17 helicopters during the international defense technology expo IDEX 2015 in the United Arab Emirates. The information was released by Sergei Chemezov, head of the Russian state corporation Rostec, BelTA has learned. See Full Story
Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, has signed a contract with the Minsk department of the Belarus Emergencies Ministry to supply a Ka-32A11BC helicopter fitted with a horizontal fire-fighting system. The helicopter is planned to be used to combat blazes in high-rise buildings in Minsk. The specialist Ka-32A11BC fitted with water cannon… Read more »
Belarus has this week certified the higher-powered Mil8 MSB model, according to Interfax. In FAA terms, this model is an STC upgrade of a standard Mi-8, and has been put forward by Ukraine’s Orsha Aircraft Repair Plant. There is some disquiet about the model in Russia, where some detractors are referring to it as “the Ukrainian… Read more »
In an unusual twist, EMERCOM in Belarus – their Emergency Services Ministry – have loaned a Mil Mi-26 helicopter for a film.Â The aircraft has been fully repainted to represent a Russian military aircraft, and is being used in Hungary for the filming of the latest Bruce Willis epic “A Good Day to Die Hard”… Read more »
Belarus Border Guard AS355NP crashed and caught fire, killing all 5POB including three television crew named as Vitaly Prochkovsky, 36; Sergei Shamalov, 39; and Yulia Shaternik, 28.Â The crew were reported as Andrew Pekarsky (32 years) and Igor Skvortsov.Â They operate three AS355NPs – EW-308BH (5773), EW-309BH (5774) and EW-310BH (5781)
The United Nations publicly apologized to Belarus today for an inaccurate report from its mission in CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire that Belarus had supplied attack helicopters to former President Laurent Gbagbo in violation of an arms embargo on the strife-torn West African country. â€œThis [is a] troubling event and a mistaken report,â€ Under-Secretary-General Alain Le Roy, head… Read more »
“Accusations spread in the foreign media that Belarus violated a UN arms embargo on Ivory Coast are false and took us completely by surprise,” said Vladimir Lavrenyuk, spokesman for the State Military-Industrial Committee.
Crashed and burst into flames while taking part in a CIS competition in helicopter sports. The 74-year-old pilot was performing a loop-the-loop but didn’t have enough height as he came out of the manoeuvre
Belarus is interested in promoting joint projects together with Italian capital, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko as he met with CEO of the Italian concern Finmeccanica Pier Francesco Guarguaglini in Minsk on 14 September.