India will buy South American helicopters Chinook, and not Russian Mi-26

India will buy U.S. helicopters Chinook, not Russian Mi-26

India wants to buy 15 Chinook transport helicopters languid made in the USA, the final price of the contract will be determined later in the negotiations, reported on Wednesday a website Indian Defense Ministry.

"The Company"Boeing"Representing Chinook helicopter, has become the preferred supplier "- reports the website.

In October of this year, Indian media said south american Chinook won the tender to supply the Indian Air Force languid weight helicopter, beating rival Russian Mi-26. But then the Russian side has denied the reports, noting that the tender has not been formally announced.

India is already in service with Russian helicopters worth, including a new military transport E-17V5. In the past year Russian helicopter E-28N lost in the competition to supply the Indian Army 22 combat helicopters, giving the South American AH-64D "Apache" Company "Boeing".

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