In September 2011 the second batch of 3 Mi-171Sh military transports was delivered to the Defence Ministry of Peru under a contract signed by Rosoboronexport, JSC in 2010 for the delivery of 6 Mi-171Sh helicopters.
The first batch of 3 Mi-171Sh helicopters was delivered to Peru in May 2011.
Technical equipment for operations support of the helicopters was shipped to the customer together with the rotorcraft.
The helicopters and equipment were delivered to Peru by cargo giant Antonov An-124 “Ruslan”. After delivery all three helicopters successfully passed acceptance tests, and the Ministry of Defence of Peru accepted the rotorcraft for operation.
As of today, the Russian side has performed all its obligations related to the delivery of helicopters and their equipment. The contract will be deemed fulfilled after the warranty period for all helicopters runs out. UUAP specialists are working in Peru to look after warranty liabilities.
As with the first three, the second batch of Mi-171Sh helicopters will be used to combat drug trafficking, and other actions in the interests of the Peru Armed Forces.
The multi-role Mi-171Sh rotorcraft delivered under the present contract are equipped with modern systems enhancing their combat performance, a number of avoidance means for major systems and crew, as well as radar and instrument equipment allowing operations in adverse weather, day and night. The helicopters are equipped with two sliding doors and an electohydraulic ramp, allowing 26 people to disembark from the helicopter within 7—8 seconds.
Pursuant to the wishes of the customer the delivered rotorcraft were painted in the livery of the Armed Forces of Peru.
Peru has been operating UUAP-manufactured Russian rotorcraft for over 10 years. Some civil operators have Mi-171 helicopters in their fleet. These have highly esteemed the Russian helicopters, particularly commenting on their outstanding performance, reliability, ease of operation and maintenance, capability to operate in difficult weather and climate. The military note the versatility of the Mi-171Sh, its great performance. These rotorcraft have proven very capable in a number of local military conflicts, in anti-terror and police operations, as well as search and rescue missions.
The number of Central and Latin American countries where UUAP-made Mi-171 and Mi-171Sh helicopters are operated is growing constantly. In 2010 the Mi-171A1 won the tender of Brazilian giant Petrobras to work in the Amazon basin. UUAP is currently also building helicopters for other countries under existing contracts.
The Mi-171Sh is a military transport helicopter developed from the Mi-171. The Mi-171Sh may be fitted with guided missiles (Shturm-V complex), unguided rockets, cannons, protection systems. The helicopter can carry up to 37 troops, loads of up to 4000 kg, up to 12 wounded on stretchers. It can perform search & rescue operations (including CSAR) and destroy armour, fire positions – permanent and earth-and-timber – water targets, personnel under cover and other moving and still targets.
Rosoboronexport, JSC – the only enterprise in Russia entitled to offer for export the entire lineup of products, technology, and services of military and dual purpose. Rosoboronexport is one of the global leaders in arms and holds over 80% of Russian arms and military equipment exports. Official status guarantees support of all operations.
Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, JSC – one of Russian Helicopters enterprises. The modern manufacturing and technological capacities of the Plant makes it possible to quickly start production of new aircraft types and combine the manufacture of prototypes and mass production. Over 8000 aircraft have been built over the 70-year history of the Plant. Today it produces the Mi-171, Mi-171A1, and Mi-171Sh helicopters.
Russian Helicopters, JSC is the subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It controls the following helicopter industry enterprises: Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, Kamov, Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, Kazan Helicopters, Rostvertol, Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company named after N.I. Sazykin, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, Stupino Machine Production Plant, Reductor-PM and Helicopter Service Company.