Jul 17, 2014
Mexican Air Force modernising and expanding Mi-17 fleet
As of May 2014, the FAM announced it operated 19 Mi-17s along with two Mi-8Ts. It's understood that all surviving Mi-17s are to undergo the modernisation process.
Mexico originally procured 24 Mi-17 Hip-H transport helicopters in two batches of 12 each in 1996 and 1998 - with deliveries ending in 1999 - as well as 12 secondhand Mi-8T Hip-C cargo versions that have been deactivated and replaced with a similar number of Airbus Helicopter EC725s.