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Peru-Russia MI-171 helicopter deal finalised

30th December 2013 - 10:06 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Government-to-government negotiations between Peru and Russia for the acquisition of 24 MI-171 helicopters for Peru have now completed. The armed forces of Peru will use the helicopters to pursue counter-narcotics and anti-terrorism operations in the Valley of the Rivers Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro (VRAEM). 

The MI-171 sh-P helicopters will be delivered in a special configuration developed for operations at high altitudes and rough terrain. Deliveries are scheduled to begin during the second half of 2014, and continue into 2015. 

The acquisition includes the delivery of a flight simulator and related training equipment to allow pilots to be trained in Peru instead of overseas, as is currently the case. 

Under the agreement, co-production of some components of the MI-171 helicopter will begin in Peru under a technology transfer arrangement.

The deal will also see the Russian Federation establish in Peru a Regional Maintenance and Repair Centre for helicopters. This centre will serve as a maintenance hub for all countries in Latin America which operate Russian-manufactured helicopters. 

The centre will be inaugurated during the first quarter of 2016, and in 2018 its capabilities will be extended to include major maintenance. 

Peru already operates the Mi-171Sh combat transport version of the Mil Mi-17 design.

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