Russian Helicopters announced Wednesday it will sell three helicopters to China’s Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co.
The Rostec subsidiary will deliver Mi-171A, Ansat and a Ka-32 helicopters to the company in a deal revealed during the Airshow China 2016, Russian Helicopters said in a statement.
Jiangsu Baoli will receive an Ansat light helicopter in a medevac configuration, along with the other two, next year.
Russian Helicopters has established partnerships with the company.
A contract for four Ka-32s was signed in 2015, with all deliveries slated to be completed by mid-2017.
The aircraft will be used for firefighting, while the Ka-32s can also maneuver in the wilderness and land at unprepared zones.
China already operates more than 350 Mi-8/Mi-17 helicopters.
Ka-32s of various configurations are already in use in Spain, Portugal, Colombia, Switzerland, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and others.
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