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Belarus will receive new Mi-35s from Russia

Belarus will receive new Mi-35s from Russia

25-Jan-2021Source: Defence Blog

Four Russian-made Mi-35 attack helicopters will arrive for the Air Force and Air Defence Forces of the Republic of Belarus in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to sources in the Belarusian Defense Ministry. See Full Story.... Read more

Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

Cooperation Between Russia and Belarus exceeds $1 bln

15-May-2019Source: Rostec

“Russia and Belarus are strategic partners in military and technical cooperation. Since 2001, the volume of cooperation between Rosoboronexport and Belarus has exceeded $1 bln. The scope is unbelievable covering almost every line from the supply of end products and components to joint researches and defense projects,” said Rosoboronexport’s Director General Alexander Mikheev. The company’s... Read more

Belarusian Drone Showcased at MILEX 2017

Belarusian Drone Showcased at MILEX 2017

23-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Belarusian Company, KB Indela, has recently showcased their new combat and reconnaissance unmanned helicopter at the defence technology expo MILEX, 2017. The drone is capable of delivering air strikes, performing reconnaissance and convey video footage. It has a single rotor with non-retractable landing gear, with an auxiliary wing. Its engine runs off high-octane gasoline,... Read more

Last Mi8 MTV5 Delivery for Belarus

Last Mi8 MTV5 Delivery for Belarus

11-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

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

Russian Helicopters transfer first batch of Mi-8MTV-5s to Belarusian Ministry of Defense

Russian Helicopters transfer first batch of Mi-8MTV-5s to Belarusian Ministry of Defense

30-Nov-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

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 expands Eastern Europe presence

Shimco expands Eastern Europe presence

12-Sep-2016Source: Shimco

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 ready to supply to CSTO countries

Russian Helicopters ready to supply to CSTO countries

6-Jun-2016Source: Russian Helicopters

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

AgustaWestland seeks cooperation with Belarus

AgustaWestland seeks cooperation with Belarus

14-Sep-2015Source: Belarusian News

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 ... Read more

Russian Helicopters to deliver Mi-8MTV-5 to Belarus

Russian Helicopters to deliver Mi-8MTV-5 to Belarus

15-Jul-2015Source: Rostec

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

12-Mar-15 EW-249LH Robinson R44 Kobrin, Belarus

12-Mar-15 EW-249LH Robinson R44 Kobrin, Belarus

12-Mar-2015

Fell onto side in landing accident.  No injuries to 4 POB... Read more

Belarus signs for 12 Mi-17s

Belarus signs for 12 Mi-17s

24-Feb-2015Source: BelTA

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... Read more

Russian Helicopters to supply first fire-fighting Ka-32 to Belarus

Russian Helicopters to supply first fire-fighting Ka-32 to Belarus

22-Oct-2013Source: Russian Helicopters

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

Mil Mi-8MSB certified in Belarus

Mil Mi-8MSB certified in Belarus

6-Oct-2013Source: Helihub.com

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

Emergency Services Ministry lends Mi-26 for a film

Emergency Services Ministry lends Mi-26 for a film

5-Jul-2012Source: Helihub.com

In an unusual twist, EMERCOM in Belarus – their Emergency Services Ministry – have loaned a Mil Mi-26 helicopter for a film.  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

29-Nov-11 Mil Mi-24 Pruzhany, Belarus (3F)

29-Nov-11 Mil Mi-24 Pruzhany, Belarus (3F)

29-Nov-2011

The helicopter was doing training flights and crashed down during landing approach.  All three POB killed... Read more

20-Oct-11 Eurocopter AS355NP Vileity, Belarus (5F)

20-Oct-11 Eurocopter AS355NP Vileity, Belarus (5F)

20-Oct-2011

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.  The crew were reported as Andrew Pekarsky (32 years) and Igor Skvortsov.  They operate three AS355NPs – EW-308BH (5773), EW-309BH (5774) and EW-310BH (5781)... Read more

Belarus to open Mi-24 maintenance facility in Nigeria

Belarus to open Mi-24 maintenance facility in Nigeria

17-Oct-2011Source: DefenceWeb

Belarusian company BVST currently maintains the Nigerian Air Force’s fleet of Mi-35 helicopters and Nigeria has sent pilots and engineers to train in Belarus.  (see full story)... Read more

UN apologizes to Belarus for reporting it broke Côte d’Ivoire arms embargo

UN apologizes to Belarus for reporting it broke Côte d’Ivoire arms embargo

3-Mar-2011Source: United Nations

The United Nations publicly apologized to Belarus today for an inaccurate report from its mission in Côte d’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. “This [is a] troubling event and a mistaken report,” Under-Secretary-General Alain Le Roy, head... Read more

Belarus dismisses reports of helicopter sales to Ivory Coast

Belarus dismisses reports of helicopter sales to Ivory Coast

3-Mar-2011Source: http://en.rian.ru/world/20110228/162795087.html

“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.... Read more

08-Aug-10 D-HDWM Hughes 369HS Borovaya, Belarus (1F)

08-Aug-10 D-HDWM Hughes 369HS Borovaya, Belarus (1F)

8-Aug-2010

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... Read more

Belarus Border Guards fly first night missions with AS355NPs

Belarus Border Guards fly first night missions with AS355NPs

2-Aug-2010Source: AVE

Belarus Border Guards have announced that on the night of July 29-30, they performed their first night training flights using their recently acquired Eurocopter AS355NP helicopters.... Read more

Belarus interested in joint projects with Italian business including AgustaWestland

Belarus interested in joint projects with Italian business including AgustaWestland

16-Sep-2009Source: Belarus Government

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.... Read more

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