•  Russia has supplied the firstnine Mi-17V5, transport helicopters to war-torn Afghanistan.

  • The air vehicles will be delivered to Afghanistan nextyear, a representative of the defence industry sector whichparticipates in the filling of the contract has toldArms-Tass.

  • The value of the Russian-US contract for the delivery ofMi-17V5 helicopters is $375.05 million. 

  • The contract was signed by the Rosoboronexportorganization with the Command of the US Land Forces on May 26,2011.  

  • The helicopters are supplied for the purposes ofenlarging the Afghan national security forces' alreadyavailable and operational fleet of Russian-made Mi-17helicopters.