Monday, July 12, 2010

Russia to Supply 21 Mi-17 Transport Helicopters to Afghanistan

Russia will supply Afghanistan with 21 Mi-17 Hip military transport helicopters, an Afghan television channel reported on Monday.According to Tolo television, the contract is worth $300 million and was concluded with the approval of the с command in Afghanistan.Russian envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti on Monday that NATO had yet to agree on the exact delivery date of some time in July, although the alliance has voiced the need for Russian transport helicopters a long time ago.The Mi-17 is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship.
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