Russia completed fulfillment of obligations to supply Mi-17V-5 helicopters for Afghanistan
The delivery of Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters in the interests of the Afghan National Army was competed in October 2014. Since the contract between JSC “Rosoboronexport” and the US Department of the Army was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced by JSC “Kazan Helicopter Plant”, a part of JSC “Russian Helicopters”, have been delivered to Afghanistan. JSC “Rosoboronexport” proved itself to be a reliable supplier of the mentioned helicopters, and the realization of the contract was highly praised by the American partners. Mi-17 type helicopters successfully showed their capabilities in the challenging climate and mountainous terrain. The supply of the helicopters enables the successful formation of the Afghan National Security Forces, and is a part of Russia-US cooperation in the fight against international terrorism.
The Russian side, represented by the FSMTC of Russia, confirms its readiness to discuss potential future supplies of Mi-type helicopters, as well as to provide maintenance and after-sales servicing to Russian-made helicopters already in operation.
Date of publication: 09.12.2014