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Philippines selects its first helicopters from Russia
Several weeks ago, the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) approved a deal worth PHP12.797 billion ($268.7 million) for 16 new medium-lift helicopters from the Russian government.
The new type in question to be operated by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) is the Mil Mi-171, marking the first time that the Philippine military will acquire a Russian-built helicopter. They are being procured under the air force’s Heavy-Lift Helicopter Acquisition Project as part of List 2 of Horizon 2 of the military’s modernisation programme.
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