First Russian military equipment will be delivered in Argentina — Air Force in November of this country will have two Russian Mi-171E, told RIA Novosti on Friday a representative of the Center for Analysis of World Arms Trade (TSAMTO).
According to him, the cost of two helicopters valued at 20 million euros, the contract was signed for the supply of "Rosoboronexport" in August of last year. The head of the Argentine General Staff Normando Costantino recently visited Russia to see the process of manufacturing machines.
"It is planned that the Mi-171E Argentine Air Force will be used to perform search and rescue tasks, as well as the supply of Argentine stations in Antarctica. This is the first purchase of Argentina's military equipment produced in Russia ", — he added.
At MAKS-2011 deputy director of "Rosoboronexport" Victor Komardin confirmed that the planned delivery of three more such helicopters to Argentina in the Russian state credit given to this country. It is planned that the Russian experts will help the Argentines for infrastructure maintenance and staff training. The first group of Argentine pilots and technicians are being trained in Russia.
Argentina also expressed interest to buy from other Russian military products, including aircraft and motor vehicles, as well as the air defense system.