Russia will deliver 16 Mi-171Sh helicopters to Peru in 2015 and implement the contract for delivery of 25 vehicles of the type to the Latin American country, Interfax reports with reference to a source close to the Russian military-industrial sector.
“Under the contract signed by Rosoboronexport in December 2013 eight Mi-171Sh helicopters were delivered to Peru in late 2014; the rest 16 vehicles will be delivered to the customer in 2015,” the source said.
The value of the contract for delivery of 24 Mi-171Sh helicopters to Peru is around $528 million.
“In the network of an offset program (part of the abovementioned contract) an MRO center is being constructed in Peru. The center will be responsible for servicing Russian-produced helicopters. Its opening is scheduled for May 2016,” the source added. According to him, the value of this project is around $42 million.
Since late 1970s about 100 helicopters made in USSR and Russia were delivered to Peru. The country’s armed forces have been operating Mi-8/17 and Mi-24/35 helicopters for a long time.a