The Russian Army has ordered 1,120 helicopters

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The Russian Defense Ministry has ordered from industry to 2020 1120 helicopters, there may be additional orders

"Under the state program of armaments, we need to get to 2020 for the Armed Forces in 1120 helicopters. To date, we have contracted with various entities within the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" and not part of it, the contracts already in 1124 the helicopter, "- said the first deputy defense minister Alexander Sukhorukov.

According to him, the helicopter industry enterprises are actively developing. Many of them are production is organized in two shifts. The process of payment for delivered products debugged.

Sukhorukov said that, given the increasing capabilities of enterprises and the needs of the Russian military establishment, there shall be additional purchases of helicopters. "Agreements, contracts for additional supplies several types of helicopters," — he said.

In particular, he said, now "Rostvertol" (Rostov-on-Don) signed an agreement to supply 27 Mi-35 "in addition to the volume, which was contracted."

Sukhorukov said that the helicopters are to be delivered in 2012-2014.

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