U.S. To Buy Russian Helios For Afghan Army – American Military News

U.S. To Buy Russian Helios For Afghan Army

The U.S. will be sending $572 million to Russia…for helicopters. That’s right this money will go to buy 30 Russian-built helicopters which will be sent to the Afghan army.

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said on Monday it will spend $572 million to buy 30 Russian-built military helicopters that will be used by Afghan security forces.

The Mi-17 helicopters will be used by Afghanistan’s National Security Forces Special Mission Wing, which supports counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics and special operations missions.

 

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