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Thailand has shown interest in Russian helicopter brand Ansat and their Mi171A2 and Ka-32 models, the CEO of the holding company Helicopters of Russia, Andrei Boginsky, told Russian news agency TASS yesterday.

“As far as Thailand is concerned, the helicopters Ansat and Mi-171A2 have aroused great interest. Thailand’s police are interested in purchasing Ansats. Also, there has been interest in the search and rescue configuration of Mi-171A2.”

Andrei Boginsky was visiting Thailand as the negotiations continue.

“Also, we have been holding talks on selling Ka-32 helicopters to Thailand. This helicopter is in great demand. Our Thai counterparts have seen them in action in South Korea and China. Ka-32 can be used for fighting fires. It is capable of carrying horizontal fire-fighting systems.”

“They have been assembled and tested. The handover procedure is underway today. The helicopters have won acclaim (around Southeast Asia).”

SOURCE: Tass

 

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