U.S. dozakazat 10 Mi-17 helicopters for Afghanistan

U.S. Department of Defense ordered from the "Rosoboronexport" an additional batch of 10 multipurpose helicopters Mi-17V-5 for the Air Force in Afghanistan worth 171.3 million dollars. This is reported Online Pentagon.

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The customer is the U.S. Army. Delivery of helicopters to be completed by December 31, 2016. Earlier it was reported that under the option to contract from May 2011 to supply 21 Mi-17 United States intended to buy Russia has an additional 12 helicopters. It was assumed that the contract for the delivery of the balance of helicopters will be signed in June 2012. A number of American politicians opposed the purchase of helicopters from Russia to protest against Russian arms sales to Syria and Iran.

Currently, the Air Force in Afghanistan, according to Flightglobal MiliCAS, are 55 Russian multipurpose helicopters Mi-8 and Mi-17. In addition, the Afghan Air Force has nine transport and combat helicopters Mi-35.

 

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