New choppers delivered to IRGC, IRCS

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s civil and military organizations were equipped with eight new military and non-military helicopters, two of which have been manufactured in Iran and fully comply with all international and national aviation standards.

The helicopters, either manufactured or overhauled by Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC), were unveiled on Tuesday at a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.

Five “Bell 412-EP” rescue helicopters were delivered to Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) at the event.

Additionally, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force received a “Mill 171” helicopter overhauled by IHRC for the first time.

The IRGC Ground Force will also take delivery of a “Bell 206” and a “Bell 214” chopper, both manufactured in Iran, as soon as their flight tests are over.

Iran has made great achievements in aviation industry in recent years. As well as attaining self-sufficiency in the overhaul and maintenance of helicopters inside the country, Iran has been successful in manufacturing different types of choppers.

By Tasnim News Agency