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Pentagon buys another 10 Russian helicopters

2012-06-14 12:04

The Pentagon has decided to buy another batch of Russian helicopters Mi-17 for the Afghan military, BBC reported with reference to the source among the representatives of the U.S. military. The seller is Russia's Rosoboronexport.


According to a source, in 2012, the Pentagon bought two Mi-17 for the mission in Afghanistan in exchange of the crashed helicopters. Recently, the U.S. War Department decided to buy another 10 Russian helicopters. The total amount of the contract for 12 helicopters, including maintenance and spare parts supply, is about $ 218 million.

As recalled by the RIA Novosti, in 2011, Russia signed with the U.S. Department of Defense a contract to supply 21 military transport helicopter Mi-17V5 in Afghanistan in the amount of $ 367.5 million. As expected, the delivery of all vehicles to be completed by July this year. According to the edition, the total value of the contract, including spare parts supply and maintenance of helicopters, is about $ 500 million. The contract also included an option to supply an additional 12 helicopters in the country.

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