Venezuela Goes Russian

Aviation International News » August 2006
September 13, 2006, 1:46 PM

Venezuela’s National Institute of Civil Aviation has taken delivery of three Russian Mil Mi-172s to improve national search-and-rescue capabilities. The helicopters, provided by IAI of Israel and Kazan of Russia, are fitted with night infrared search cameras and digital cockpits, with cabin space for 14 stretchers. They will be linked to the Cospas/Sarsat satellite warning system to enable them to react more quickly and accurately to emergencies. A $26 million, five-year contract covers all maintenance, tools and spare parts.

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