July 09 2010
The Russian government and NATO are finalizing a deal to buy new Russian Mi-17 military helicopters for Afghanistan, reports Kommersant (Russia).
Moscow has approved the arrangement and is prepared to provide several of the 21 helicopters at no charge as a goodwill gesture, officials said.
The proposed contract is also expected to include the delivery of fuel, weapons systems, components and pilot-training programs.
If completed, the deal would be a first in bilateral...
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