Algeria Looks for More Helicopters

By Staff Writer | September 7, 2007
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The Algerian customs directorate wants to buy six helicopters by  2008 to bolster its surveillance of smuggling activity along its borders with Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger and Tunisia. In July, the directorate said it planned to purchase three helicopters for $24 million. The three additional aircraft come in conjunction with an already existing contract. The helicopters will be operated in coordination with the Algerian air force. There are 126 helicopters in the Algerian inventory, most are Russian-built. For related news



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