Date: 5 months ago   Category: People

Philippines preferred the American helicopters to Russian


Philippines will buy 16 Black Hawk helicopters from the USA, having refused cheaper Russian Mi-171 because of sanctions of the USA against export of arms from Russia. The Reuters agency reported about it. Initially the country was going to buy the Bell 412 helicopters from Canada, but the Canadian government cancelled the transaction because of fears that fighting vehicles will be used against insurgents. As options Philippines also considered South Korean Surion and the Anglo-Italian Agusta Westland AW139, but as a result decided to sign the contract for purchase with the American firm Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. According to the Minister of Defence of Philippines Delphina Lorenzany, the price offered by Russia was one of the lowest, but this option had to be swept aside because of the difficulties in payment caused by sanctions of the USA.B September, 2018 Rosoboronexport reported that, despite the American sanctions, export of the Russian weapon significantly grew. "The film of day" is more than important news in Telegram channel. Subscribe!

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