- Russia to Deliver 12 More Mi-17 Helicopters to Afghanistan
- U.S. Buys More Russian Helicopters for Afghanistan
- Russia to complete delivery of 21 helicopters to Afghanistan by July
- Russia, U.S. seal Afghan helicopter deal
MOSCOW, November 1 (RIA Novosti) – The United States will next year buy 30 Russian-made helicopters for the Afghan army, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Friday.
The batch of Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters will raise to 63 the quantity of that model supplied under US-Russian deals for the Afghan National Army.
The Mi-17V-5 is part of the Mi-8/17 family, members of which are used by more than 80 countries.
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.