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MOSCOW, December 15 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia will deliver the first three military transport Mi-17V5 helicopters to Afghanistan in the next few days and send nine more to the customer until the end of this year, an official participating in the supply contract implementation told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
The cost of the Russian -American contract for the supplies of helicopters to Afghan security forces amounts to dlrs 375.05 million. The deal envisages that the Kazan-based plant will make 21 helicopters and they will be delivered to the country in 2011-12.
The aircraft will be added to the Russian-made Mi-17s Afghanistan's security forces already have.
The contract stipulates that spare parts and ground service equipment will be supplied together with the aircraft and technical maintenance will be provided.
There is an option to purchase 12 helicopters more.
Mi-17V5s are ordered by the U.S. ground troops for Afghanistan. The Russian helicopters will be equipped with sets of 12 instruments made by an American company. They are integrated into the on-board equipment and adjusted to the cabin light technical system.