Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, delivered two medium military-transport helicopters Mi-17V-5 to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia. The rotorcraft was manufactured at Kazan Helicopter Plant.

The agreement was signed in September 2015 and, the delivery was carried out under a contract signed by Rosoboronexport. In addition to the manufacturing of helicopters, it also provided for retraining pilots of the Serbian air force and technical personnel. 

"In addition, under the terms of the contract Serbian crews of four pilots and two flight engineers were trained at the Kazan Helicopter Plant’s Aviation Training Center (ATC).  The retraining included a theoretical course, simulator training, as well as daytime and night flights,"  said Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev.

Russian and Chinese parties will jointly develop the advanced heavy helicopter for serial production in China.

Starting this year the ATC is implementing a program of outreach flight training for helicopter crews. This project is unique in that the flights are tailors to each country’s specific  terrain and weather conditions, which helps pilots learn the technique of flight operations.  Kazan Helicopter Plant specialists will also conduct flight training in Serbia.