MOSCOW – Russia will finalize the sale of 34 transportation helicopters to China by August, the Interfax news agency reported Friday.
The Mi-171 helicopters are being built in a plant in Russia’s Buryat republic. The plant is a part of the Russian Helicopters holding.
The plant’s CEO, Leonid Belykh, said the contract for building the helicopters was signed in 2010.
“This is not the first and hopefully not the last contract with our Chinese partners,” he said.