Russia, Thailand agree on the sale of military helicopters

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November 7, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Mikhail Petukhov told TASS on Tuesday that Russia signed a contract with Thailand in September to deliver two military helicopters.

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“A contract was signed in September 2017 on the delivery of two Mi-17V-5 helicopters in the interests of the Royal Thai Army. Further on, the talk can be about a batch of rotorcraft,” Petukhov said.

“The Thai side announced a tender in September for the delivery of attack helicopters. Rosoboronexport is participating in this tender with Ka-52 and Mi-35M helicopters,” the defense official said.

Russia intends to participate in all of Thailand’s tenders for the purchase of military products, including naval hardware, the official revealed.

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