Russia completed delivering 24 Mi-171SHs helicopters to Peru

Mi-171SH of Peru Air Force
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Holding “Helicopters of Russia” completed the delivering  of  24 military transport helicopters Mi-171SH ordered under the contract in 2013 to Peru.

“Consistent with the contract concluded by Rosoboronexport in December 2013, eight helicopters were supplied in late 2014 and the remaining 16 will be delivered in 2015,”  said source in the Russian defense sector .

“The construction of a service center, which will give maintenance to Russian-made helicopters, has begun in Peru consistent with the contract’s offset program. The service center will open in May 2016,” he said.

In all, about 100 Soviet and Russian helicopters have been delivered to Peru since the end of the 1970s. The Peruvian army has been using Russian-made Mil Mi-8/17 and Mil Mi-24/35 helicopters for a long time.

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