Published On: Tue, Jun 18th, 2013

US to send 30 Russian Helicopters to Afghanistan

Russia’s state-run arms trader announced US has purchased an additional 30 new military-use MI-17 helicopters for Afghanistan.

Russian helicopters 1

Rosoboronexport, Russia’s state-run arms trader, Monday announced the US has purchased an additional 30 new military-use MI-17 helicopters for Afghanistan.

Alexander Mikheev, Vice President of Rosoboronexport, said they signed a deal with the US to send an additional 30 new military-use MI-17 helicopters” to equip Afghanistan’s counter-terrorism forces,

The contract signed between the US Defense Department and Russian Rosoboronexport is worth 500 million dollars.

The US would like to leave an army strong enought to fight Taliban following its withdrawal, according to Russian experts.

The US Army had one $367.5 million contract to buy 21 Russian-made MI-17 helicopters for the Afghans from Rosoboronexportin 2011.


Share on Facebook2Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on Google+0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0Buffer this pageShare on Reddit0Share on StumbleUpon0Share on TumblrDigg thisFlattr the authorEmail this to someone
Tags: |

About the Author

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>