The Czech Republic will deploy three Mi-171 transport helicopters to Afghanistan for the first time in January 2010.

The aircraft will operate from a base at Sarana and support the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), an international military force in Afghanistan.

The Czech Army has already deployed the first group of soldiers to build a mobile hangar and provide logistics while another group will leave for Sarana shortly.

The helicopters will operate in the region for two years and pilots will rotate in four-month intervals.

Mi-171 is an export version of the Mi-8 Hip helicopter, a large transport helicopter that can transport up to 37 troops with equipment.

The helicopters will undergo missions including search-and-rescue operations, firefighting, patrolling, emergency medical care, and loading and unloading cargo in flight.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.