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  • Russian Mi-17 Helicopter ‘Game Changer’ for Afghan Forces: US General

    10/03/2014 9:04:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 03/10/2014
    WASHINGTON, October 3 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Mi-17 helicopter has been a "game changer" in the movement of Afghan forces and supplies in the fight against Taliban insurgents, the United States Army general in charge of American operations and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said. "I think they (Mi-17) have been a force multiplier for the special operating forces and for the conventional forces, the army and the police, they have been mostly moving forces and providing resupply," US Army Gen. John F. Campbell told a gathering of reporters inside the Pentagon briefing room Thursday. "I think that...
  • Russia-Egypt Arms Deal: Major Breakthrough as US Middle East Policy Faces Another Set Back

    09/23/2014 9:33:08 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    Strategic Culture Foundation ^ | 21.09.2014 | 00:02
    Russian President Vladimir Putin met Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on August 12, 2014. It was his first official visit to the Russian Federation as President. And Vladimir Putin was the first leader to invite him for a visit outside the Arab world since his swearing-in as head of state. The agenda included introduction to a selection of Russian military hardware for sale. (1) The two leaders agreed to expand cooperation in the field of arms exports to Egypt in addition to studying the establishment of a logistics center Masri on the Black...
  • Russia to allocate $4.1 million to Russia-NATO Council Helicopter Maintenance Trust Fund

    03/25/2014 11:46:11 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/26/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia will allocate $4.1 million to the Russia-NATO Council Helicopter Maintenance Trust Fund in 2014. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the relevant decree, according to a statement placed on the government’s website on Wednesday. This measure is targeted “at training ground support personnel for technical maintenance and repair of Mi-17 and Mi-35 helicopters of Afghanistan’s army and delivery of spare parts to them,” the statement reads. These funds are envisaged by the Russian Finance Ministry in the federal budget for 2014 for international relations and international cooperation.
  • Obama To Spend $700 Million In US Tax Dollars For Russian Helicopters For Afghan Air Force

    05/30/2013 10:56:47 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 58 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | May 30, 2013 | Tim Brown
    The Obama Department of Defense is going to spend nearly $700 million to buy Russian Mi-17 helicopters for the Afghan Air Force. That’s right, $700 million of U.S. taxpayer money is going to fund our enemy’s air force. However, not only could this be considered treasonous, but even by the federal government’s 2013 National Defense Authorization Act they are in violation of their own legislation. According to Riz Novosti: WASHINGTON, April 4 (By Maria Young for RIA Novosti) – The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned...
  • Obama Overrides Congress to Buy $690 Million Worth of Russian Choppers for Afghan Air Force

    04/09/2013 7:52:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/8/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    Apparently America has too many jobs so Obama will be spending taxpayer money to support Russia’s defense industry on behalf of Afghanistan. And he’s doing so over the bipartisan objections of Congress from both the right and left and a ban on buying them written into the NDAA. The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians.
  • Pentagon to Buy Russian Helicopters Despite Ban

    04/06/2013 3:52:53 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 33 replies
    RIANOVISTA ^ | 4/4/2013 | Maria Young
    WASHINGTON, April 4 (By Maria Young for RIA Novosti) – The US Department of Defense said Thursday it plans to sidestep a Congressional ban to purchase 30 helicopters from Russian state-owned defense firm Rosoboronexport, despite objections from US lawmakers who allege that the firm has equipped the Syrian government to commit brutal crimes against civilians. “The Department of Defense (DOD) has notified Congress of its intent to contract with Rosoboronexport for 30 additional Mi-17 rotary-wing aircraft to support the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) Special Mission Wing,” Pentagon spokesman James Gregory told RIA Novosti in emailed comments. The 2013 National...
  • Senators push Pentagon to cut ties with Russian arms firm over Syria

    03/12/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/2 | Jeremy Herb
    “U.S. taxpayers should not be put in a position where they are indirectly subsidizing the mass murder of Syrian civilians,” wrote the senators, led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). "We urge you to use all available leverage to press Russia and Russian entities to end their support of the Assad regime, and that includes ending all DoD business dealings with Rosoboronexport, which is within your authority as Secretary of Defense,” they wrote. “Continuing this robust business relationship with Rosoboronexport would undermine U.S. policy on Syria and undermine U.S. efforts to...
  • Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria

    03/13/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Avio News ^ | 03/13/2012
    Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria Washington, USA - Senators against this purchase due to Moscow's ambiguous policy (WAPA) - Despite Russia sent humanitarian aids to Syria its role in the tragic situation the Country is living is still ambiguous. In fact, 17 US' senators have sent a statement to Pentagon declaring the US' Department of Defense should drop a 900 million dollars contract to supply a Russian Mi-17 helicopter fleet to Afghanistan, since Moscow seems to be arming the regular Syrian Army, led by president Bashar al-Assad. John Cornyn, US senator, also...
  • India to Buy 71 More Russian Helicopters

    02/20/2012 10:50:49 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies · 2+ views
    Ria Novosti ^ | 20/02/2012
    India to Buy 71 More Russian Helicopters The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to procure 71 more Mi-17 V5 helicopters, including 12 for the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Business Standard daily reported on Monday. These would be in addition to the 80 already ordered from Russia. Of the 71 helicopters to be ordered, 59 would be provided to the IAF for replacing its old Mi-8 and Mi-17IV choppers and six would go to the Border Security Force. The remaining six would be distributed among the other central armed police forces, IAF officials said. On Thursday the IAF put...
  • US delivers 4 overhauled Mi-17 helicopters to Pakistan

    07/15/2010 11:48:06 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/15/2010 |
    The US has delivered four refurbished Mi-17 helicopters to the Pakistan Army. The overhaul programme, carried out at an American facility, provides critical support to the Pakistan Army by expediting maintenance and returning urgently needed aircraft for flight operations, the US embassy said in a statement. The US has funded maintenance overhauls for 24 Mi-17s in Pakistan Army, 12 of which were completed and returned to Pakistan last year. The remaining eight helicopters are scheduled for delivery later this year. The US is coordinating with the Pakistan Army to fund overhauls for another ten Mi-17s, and recently delivered to them...
  • Russia to deliver 21 transport helicopters to Afghanistan

    07/12/2010 5:01:34 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 7/12/2010 | RIA Novosti
    Russia will supply Afghanistan with 21 Mi-17 Hip military transport helicopters, an Afghan television channel reported on Monday. According to Tolo television, the contract is worth $300 million and was concluded with the approval of the ? command in Afghanistan. Russian envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti on Monday that NATO had yet to agree on the exact delivery date of some time in July, although the alliance has voiced the need for Russian transport helicopters a long time ago.
  • On Pentagon Wish List: Russian Copters

    07/07/2010 9:52:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/8/2010 | Nathan Hodge
    The Obama administration's recent lifting of sanctions against Russia's state arms exporter could boost orders for Russian aircraft from a somewhat-unexpected customer: the U.S. military. As part of its effort to equip the militaries of Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, the Pentagon has in recent years been snapping up helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft from the arsenals of its former Cold War rivals, including Russia. The goal is to help the three countries build air forces that are rugged, affordable and easy to operate. Washington sanctioned Rosoboronexport, Russia's state arms dealer, in 2006 for its dealings with Iran, and lifted those restrictions...
  • Afghan airmen perform Mi-17 sling load

    07/06/2010 1:45:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Air Force News ^ | Capt. Rob Leese, USAF
    7/6/2010 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Afghan airmen and Combined Air Power Transition Force advisers conducted an operational sling load with an Mi-17 transport helicopter July 1 from Kabul International Airport to Forward Operating Base Orgun-e, Afghanistan in the Paktika province. Flying 12,500 feet above sea-level and carrying a 3,200-pound crate, the Mi-17 handled the load with very few problems. This allows the Afghan air force's 377th Helicopter Squadron members another way to move heavy and oversized equipment or to deliver the equipment in a place without a landing zone. "The Afghans could actually sling load a lot of heavier...
  • Airmen's ingenuity helps Iraqi air force save money

    01/05/2010 4:01:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 407+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Senior Airman Jarrod R. Chavana, USAF
    1/5/2010 - CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AFNS) -- Airmen from the 721st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron here improvised a device to recharge fire suppression bottles for the Russian-made Mi-17 Hip helicopter to save the Iraqi air force tens of thousands of dollars. Maj. William Reynolds and Master Sgt. Jayme Hakenson worked together to design and modify a flightline fire extinguisher that will allow Iraqis to fill fire suppression bottles themselves with Chladon 114B2. "Chladon is a fire retardant," said Major Reynolds, a squadron maintenance officer deployed from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. "When released, it removes all the oxygen from the...
  • Bolivia set to order weaponry from Russia - deputy FM

    05/22/2009 11:47:10 PM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 7 replies · 617+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 22/05/2009
    MOSCOW, May 22 (RIA Novosti) - Bolivia may order weaponry worth several million dollars from Russia in the near future, a deputy foreign minister said on Friday. Sources earlier reported that Bolivia had expressed interest in buying a number of Russian-made Mi-17 multipurpose helicopters to combat terrorism and drug trafficking. "As to purchases of military equipment, we are interested not only in helicopters, but also in other kinds of weaponry," Hugo Fernandez told a news conference at RIA Novosti. "Agreements on the list of military equipment which we would like to purchase have not yet been reached, but we will...
  • India to buy 80 medium-lift copters from Russia

    10/17/2006 6:57:44 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 574+ views
    Xinhua ^ | Oct. 16,2006
    India to buy 80 copters from Russia New Delhi, Oct. 16 (Xinhua): The Indian Air Force (IAF) will buy 80 medium lift multi-role Mi-17 1V helicopters from Russia, Indo-Asian News Service reported Sunday. The news agency quoted Chief of Air Staff Marshal (ACM), S P Tyagi, as saying that the procedure of purchase is expected to be over within a few months. Russia will start delivering the helicopters in 2007 and finish it within a year, he said. Tyagi did not mention the cost of the purchase, but it could be around 30 billion rupees (662 million US dollars) depending...
  • Russian fighters to be sold to Mexico & Brazil, pilots trained in Venezuela

    09/28/2006 6:27:55 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies · 4,079+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 28/ 09/ 2006
    Jets to be sold to Mexico, Brazil, pilots trained in Venezuela 11:46 | 28/ 09/ 2006 BUENOS-AIRES, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's state-owned arms exporter said Thursday it will soon sign deals to export Sukhoi warplanes to Mexico and Brazil, and will open helicopter maintenance and pilot training centers in Venezuela. Rosoboronexport's regional department head, Sergei Ladygin, said: "We hope that Sukhoi planes will soon appear in Latin American countries." Speaking on the sidelines of a military exhibition in Argentina, SINPRODE-2006, Ladygin said Rosoboronexport will also offer a modernized version of the Mig-29 Fulcrum fighter to Mexico and Brazil....
  • Russia signs $1bln aircraft contract with Venezuela-Defense Minister

    07/21/2006 10:20:26 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 35 replies · 1,197+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 21/ 07/ 2006
    Russia signs $1bln aircraft contract with Venezuela-Ivanov 18:01 | 21/ 07/ 2006 MOSCOW, July 21 (RIA Novosti) - Russia has signed a contract on supplies of military planes and helicopters to Venezuela worth over $1 billion, the defense minister said Friday. Sergei Ivanov said 30 Su-30 Flanker air-superiority fighters and 30 helicopters would be supplied to Venezuela. The Russian Su-30 Flankers will replace a Venezuelan contingent of U.S. F-16 multi-role fighters after Washington imposed an embargo on arms sales to the country May 15, which it says poses a threat to regional stability. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has moved...
  • Russian Helicopters beat all!(OEM claim - for FRfun)

    06/16/2006 11:17:33 PM PDT · by MarshallDillon · 31 replies · 1,133+ views
    Kazan Helicopter ^ | 20th Century | Kazan
    In 1956 Kazan Helicopters started exporting internationally and its helicopter products are now operated by customers in more than 80 countries of the world. In total the company has delivered more than 3800 aircraft overseas. Total flying time of helicopters manufactured exceeds an extraordinary 50 million flying hours. Export figures up to 2005 are as follows: South America - 299 Africa - 657 Europe - 859 Asia - 1940 FeedBack: Comments from participants of Afghan War The Mi-17 is easy to control and highly manoeuvrable in flight. It features unparalleled protection and is reliable in operation. I think it has...
  • India showcases its military prowess on Republic-day (T-90 and MI-17)

    01/26/2003 4:05:31 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 295+ views
    The Times of India ^ | January 26 2003 | PTI
    NEW DELHI: A grand spectacle showcasing the nation's awesome military might, economic growth, scientific and technological advancement and cultural diversity unfolded at the majestic Rajpath here marking the 54th Republic Day celebrations. A sense of pride was discernible among the hundreds who thronged to witness the annual martial and cultural extravaganza on a sunny Sunday morning, brushing aside intelligence reports of possible terrorist strikes and consequent unprecedented security. The over two-and-a-half-hour long programme commenced with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and other dignitaries observing two minutes' silence and laying wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti to pay homage to martyred...