Russian Helicopters Finding Their Way to Afghanistan

By Staff Writer | August 23, 2007

Czech helicopters could be making their way to the Afghanistan military by the September-October time frame, according to the Prague Daily Monitor. Six Russian-built transport Mi-17s and six combat Mi-24s are now being repaired in the Czech Republic. Russia has consented to the aircraft’s export in negotiations with the Czech Republic. The Mi-17s are to become a part of the Afghan air force, according to a Czech official. Russia must give its consent before the aircraft may be transported to a third country. Russia has not yet consented although Czech officials expect support for the deal. For related news


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