The Odesa-based Aviation Plant will launch the assembly of Bell UH-1 Iroquois, a US utility military helicopter in 2021, Ukroboronprom Director General Yuriy Husyev said while visiting the plant, opk.com.ua reported.
“This year, we plan to launch the assembly of helicopters under a US license at the Odesa Aviation Plant, which is part of state-run concern Ukroboronprom,” he said. The first helicopter should be assembled by the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence, he added.
According to the director of the plant Vitaly Yukhachov, Iroquois is a multi-purpose helicopter. It can be used both as a transport or a combat machine, he said.