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the Russian Federation wants to agree from the USA about deliveries of helicopters to Afghanistan

Moscow, on May, 17th - News. Terms of delivery of helicopters Mi - 17┬5 4 the Afghani army within the limits of an option 2 the contract will be co-ordinated with the government of the USA in the second half of the year 2012, the chief of department of export of helicopter technics and services " has declared in interview of News; Rosoboroneksporta " Grigory Kozlov.

In May, 2011 the company " Rosoboroneksport " and Ministers of Defence of the USA have concluded the contract on delivery 21 military - transport helicopter Mi - 17┬5 to Afghanistan for the sum of 367,5 million dollars. According to the American side, the contract overall cost, including deliveries of spare parts and service of helicopters, makes about 900 million dollars. The contract 2 assumes an option for delivery of 12 more helicopters.

" In February of this year we have signed addition on delivery of two helicopters within the limits of an option, delivery of ten more cars is planned to co-ordinate in the second half of the year " - he has informed.

He 2 has noticed that now there are all bases to believe that the given project will develop towards increase in quantity of bought helicopters and spare parts 4 their service.

According to Kozlova, " Rosoboroneksport " it is adjusted on development military - technical cooperation with the USA, including concerning military goods deliveries in interests of the third country. " we are ready to negotiations in case of receipt of corresponding references " - he has noted.

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