Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Moscow, Kabul Look for Options of Mi-35 Helicopter Deliveries to Afghanistan

Download: Printable PDF Date: 02 Aug 2016 13:14 category:
Publisher:
Moscow, Kabul Look for Options of Mi-35 Helicopter Deliveries to Afghanistan - Manufacturer publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Russian Federation Aircraft: Helicopters
Source: Ruaviation

Moscow and Kabul are in talks over delivering Russian Mi-35 helicopters to the Asian country.

Russia and Afghanistan are in discussions over various formats of delivering Russian Mi-35 Hind attack helicopters to Kabul, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Director of the Second Asian Department, Zamir Kabulov, said Monday.“You need money to purchase. The Afghan government does not have money. Various options will be discussed. They would like it as free-of-charge as possible, while our position is to do so on a commercial basis,” Kabulov told RIA Novosti.

Following Russian assistance to Afghanistan of around 10,000 Kalashnikov rifles and over 2 million pieces of ammunition this year, Kabulov suggested the US-led NATO mission could help the Afghan government finance the attack helicopter deliveries.

In an interview with Sputnik last week, Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar said while on a visit to Moscow he planned to discuss Russian arms and the Mi-35 deliveries with Russian officials.



Loading comments for Moscow, Kabul Look for Options of Mi-35 Helicopter Deliveries to Afghanistan...


Recommended

Emirates and Formula 1® renew Global Partnership

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, today announced they have renewed and expanded their partnership until the end of 2022....

SIRIUS AERO – FIRST TIME EBACE EXHIBITOR

Sirius Aero, Russian private jet operator, announced that it will become an exhibitor of The 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, May 29-31 in Geneva, for the first time. The c...

Caribbean Aviation Meetup - the different and unique airlift conference

On June 12-14 the 3rd annual Caribbean Aviation Meetup conference will be held at the Atlantis Resort on the Bahamas. The event is hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation of the Bahamas....

TAG Aviation Malta Celebrates First Anniversary

TAG Aviation Europe was delighted to mark the first anniversary of its Maltese AOC this month with an official celebration alongside the inauguration of a brand new office space. Securing the Malte...