Mi-17V-5 helicopters delivered to Afghanistan under a contract with US Department of the Army will be serviced by US companies in accordance with the US legislation, Voenno-promishlenniy Courier reports.
The corresponding tenders will be issued. Russian party is ready to provide all the necessary support. CEO of Russian Helicopters Holding Company, Alexander Mikheev, said: «the whole project will be implemented using a “one-stop shop” approach».
Last October the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation reported that Russia implemented contract for delivery of Mi-17V-5 helicopters on behalf of Afghan National Army. 63 helicopters of the type were delivered to Afghanistan under the contract between Rosoboronexport and US Department of the Army signed in 2011.