The Pentagon is looking for a contractor for the repair of helicopters Mi-17 Afghan Air Force

The Pentagon is looking for a contractor for the repair of helicopters Mi-17 Afghan Air Force

The first Afghan Mi-17V-5 after repair at a Slovak aircraft repair enterprise, August 2018


The United States is looking for contractors in Kabul to organize the repair of the Mi-17 Russian helicopters in service with the Afghan army. This is stated in the announced tender for the repair of rotorcraft, writes the publication "Intelligence online".

According to the article, the new Pentagon structure called the Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO), responsible for technical support for the US Air Force allies, announced the search for a contractor who can repair the Russian Mi-17 helicopters available to the Afghan Military air force.

It is noted that the main condition put forward to the contractor is the presence of business ties with the Russian Ministry of Defense, or with Rosoboronexport JSC. Participants are required to use units certified at the Moscow Helicopter Plant. Mile (cost center) and the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) of Russia. At the same time, the Americans themselves cannot turn to Rosoboronexport, since it is under American sanctions, which de facto prohibits American companies from dealing with it.

About 80 Mi-17s are in service with the National Air Corps of Afghanistan. 63 vehicles in the military transport modification (Mi-17V-5) were delivered under a contract with Rosoboronexport from 2011. Russia fulfilled all obligations in 2014.

Subsequently, due to the aggravation of political relations with Moscow, the Pentagon refused the services of the Russian Federation for servicing the fleet of Afghan helicopters. The US military, under pressure from the US Congress, had to terminate the contract for servicing helicopters by Russia, although they managed to defend the contract for their delivery to Afghanistan.
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  1. Sergey39 31 January 2020 14: 26 New
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    Yes, why repair them. Sanctions will be canceled - they will buy new ones. They have a lot of money.
    1. Kleber 31 January 2020 14: 30 New
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      When the sanctions cancel helicopters as a type of combat vehicle, even in museums will not be preserved.
    2. svp67 31 January 2020 19: 17 New
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      Quote: Sergey39
      Yes, why repair them.

      For sale, since the Americans have already decided to replace them with Afghans for American helicopters ...
  2. cniza 31 January 2020 14: 28 New
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    At the same time, the Americans themselves cannot turn to Rosoboronexport, since it is under American sanctions, which de facto prohibits American companies from dealing with it.


    This is called - they carved themselves ...
    1. rich 31 January 2020 14: 51 New
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      The Pentagon is looking for a contractor for the repair of helicopters Mi-17 Afghan Air Force

      On the outskirts of Kabul, on the right bank of the Kabul-Darya River, not far from the electrical substation, at one time was a good car repair shop. The owner is Khairulla. Master golden hands. And the iron will correct, and the oil will change, digging into the electrician. Even the aluminum blocks were brewed. Again, the tire montage. And it takes not expensive. Recommend good
      1. cniza 31 January 2020 15: 00 New
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        Straight poem - a flag in their hands. yes
      2. Range 31 January 2020 20: 04 New
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        And this master-golden hands will "tire" with the Mi-17. And what? Cheap and cheerful. Or his hands are golden, because what he does not touch with gold is then calculated. fellow
    2. uav80 31 January 2020 15: 03 New
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      They just do not want to get into counterfeit or secondary ...
      The list is not so great and who had a license for the repair of Mi-17

      ARP “LOM PRAHA” Prague, Czech Republic
      ARZ "BIEN HOA" Vietnam
      Airfright Aviation Ltd. Sharjah, UAE
      Helicopteros del Sur Company, Lima, Peru
      1. Kasym 31 January 2020 17: 03 New
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        There is a closer look. In Alma-Ata. JSC Aircraft Repair Plant No. 405. They have already repaired the Afghan Mi-8. hi
        1. uav80 3 February 2020 08: 40 New
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          It is Mi-8, and on Mi-17 they have no tolerances
  3. Kleber 31 January 2020 14: 28 New
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    Why do they need such strict requirements for the repair of helicopters. Give the repair to Ukraine, there they will make such a gorgeous repair - you will admire it.
    1. knn54 31 January 2020 14: 46 New
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      In Europe, there are no enterprises that have a Russian license for repairs. You can do it like Slovaks with an expired license. But who will sell components.
      1. Kleber 31 January 2020 14: 57 New
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        For many countries, the issue of license is not fundamental. And our components will be sold; there are plenty of gray sales schemes for this.
        1. cniza 31 January 2020 15: 02 New
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          Participants are required to use units certified at the Moscow Helicopter Plant. Mile (cost center) and the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) of Russia.


          These conditions are set by the United States.
          1. Kleber 31 January 2020 15: 05 New
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            Without gray schemes, these are not real conditions. And the initial conditions do not always correspond to the terms of the contract, however, like the conditions of the signed contract do not always correspond to the final result.
    2. igor67 31 January 2020 15: 21 New
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      . Believe me, they will do it no worse than in Russia, experience over forty years,
      1. Kleber 31 January 2020 15: 23 New
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        Employees with experience no longer in Konotop.
        1. igor67 31 January 2020 16: 04 New
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          Quote: Kleber
          Employees with experience no longer in Konotop.
          nonsense, some work in the Emirates, and so on-site workers, and experience, and repair technology,
  4. Mavrikiy 31 January 2020 14: 32 New
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    the main condition put forward to the contractor is the presence of business ties with the Russian Ministry of Defense, or with Rosoboronexport JSC.
    Mdya, to independent lovers to repair the Soviet - the contract does not shine.
    1. Vasyan1971 31 January 2020 14: 35 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Mdya, to independent lovers to repair the Soviet - the contract does not shine.

      How to hit your head in order to entrust the repair with an unaltered one?
      1. Mavrikiy 31 January 2020 14: 37 New
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        Quote: Vasyan1971
        Quote: Mavrikiy
        Mdya, to independent lovers to repair the Soviet - the contract does not shine.

        How to hit your head in order to entrust the repair with an unaltered one?

        I agree, but. There were a lot of reports at VO, they trust both the repair and the supply of new equipment. Moreover, they contact the state, which today is, and tomorrow, the question.
        1. Vasyan1971 31 January 2020 17: 15 New
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          Quote: Mavrikiy
          they trust both repair and the supply of new equipment.

          I say - at your own peril and risk. Who needs to be to go for it?
    2. Kleber 31 January 2020 14: 36 New
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      C'mon, the Croatian MiG-21s fixed the come of kum to admire.
  5. BARKAS 31 January 2020 14: 38 New
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    Whoever agrees himself under sanctions will get who needs it.
    1. Mavrikiy 31 January 2020 14: 53 New
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      Quote: BARKAS
      Whoever agrees himself under sanctions will get who needs it.

      What is it like? Americans pay for repairs.
      1. Kleber 31 January 2020 15: 33 New
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        At the same time, the Americans themselves cannot turn to Rosoboronexport, since it is under American sanctions, which de facto prohibits American companies from dealing with it.
      2. dzvero 31 January 2020 16: 08 New
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        They can pinch money, like they bought it from an official supplier, but it is under sanctions ... smile It’s necessary to look at the fine print ... and think ...
  6. rocket757 31 January 2020 14: 40 New
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    Temporary difficulties will be solved by an indirect route, not the first time.
  7. Thrifty 31 January 2020 14: 44 New
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    As if it’s hard to change the name of our company to make it like “Rosoboronepromexportimport”, and voila to repair our helicopters ???
  8. sergo1914 31 January 2020 14: 51 New
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    On Avito, let the announcement be posted. There are such specialists ...
    1. cniza 31 January 2020 15: 03 New
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      Quote: sergo1914
      On Avito, let the announcement be posted. There are such specialists ...


      In is the best place to find contractors. lol
  9. oldzek 31 January 2020 15: 24 New
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    an interesting situation: they have imposed sanctions and are now looking for the one who will circumvent them!
    1. Kleber 31 January 2020 15: 34 New
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      They themselves entered, they themselves will bypass. They are not used to it.
      1. oldzek 31 January 2020 18: 53 New
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        that’s it! you are in no way, but we can if necessary.
  10. baza1 31 January 2020 15: 41 New
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    This news seemed comical to me.
  11. Vladimir61 31 January 2020 16: 39 New
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    It is noted that the main condition put forward to the contractor is the presence of business ties with the Russian Ministry of Defense, or with Rosoboronexport JSC.
    Interestingly, the girls are dancing ... we sign an agreement and we are waiting for the next detention of a Russian citizen, somewhere in the vastness of the Western world, and his "settlement" next to Booth.
  12. Romanenko 31 January 2020 16: 40 New
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    It seems that Blackhawk wasn’t scammed, because the pin-dos made a decision that nobody would fly there on Miles, but the misfortune turned out Hokey didn’t work so high in the mountains - they are suffocating, now they are looking for someone to repair Bee ...
    Which, in fact, was to be expected.
  13. Staroshil 31 January 2020 17: 14 New
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    Let them take me, I will repair them there .. lol
  14. Ros 56 31 January 2020 17: 23 New
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    That’s the reason for our authorities to respond to the striped sanctions, to show them a huge cookie.
  15. 75 Sergey 31 January 2020 23: 00 New
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    Let the stranglers give ...
  16. lvov_aleksey 1 February 2020 21: 05 New
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    they drank themselves the branch on which they sit, this is their favorite practice of life - the Democrats