Mi-17 Upgrade to commence soon

The Indian Air Force has signed a contract with Israel, to start upgrading the older Russian variants of 90 Mi-17 helicopters. The upgrade includes replacing conventional cockpit gauges with flat screen multi-function displays, installation of weather radar, new avionics and communication equipment as well as navigation suites that are compatible with present-day ground-based direction finding aids and instrument landing systems. A new line for overhauling the Mi-17 V5 indigenously is also being set up at 3 BRD. This will be ready in 2019 by which time the first V5 variants would be due for their first major overhaul. http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/mi-17-upgrade-to-begin-soon/475161.html

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