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Philippine Defense Ministry intends to purchase Russian Mi-171 helicopters

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Philippine Defense Ministry intends to purchase Russian Mi-171 helicopters

The Ministry of National Defense of the Philippines has decided to purchase a batch of Russian helicopters. This is stated in the message of the press service of the country's military department.


The Philippine Air Force intends to purchase 16 new Russian-made Mi-171 helicopters, despite the start of deliveries of the American S-70i Sikorsky multipurpose helicopters. Reportedly, the decision to provide an advance payment of 15% of the total amount of the possible contract was made on October 29.

It is expected that the contract for the Mi-171 will be signed in the near future, no specific date has been announced. It also remains unknown how Manila intends to circumvent the issue of US sanctions over the acquisition of Russian military equipment under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

At the end of January this year, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte announced his intention to purchase a batch of Russian helicopters. According to him, in 2019 the Filipino military planned to purchase 16 helicopters from Russia, as well as weapons as part of the modernization program being implemented, but this was prevented by the lack of budget funds.

In March 2020, representatives of the Philippine Ministry of Defense visited an aircraft plant and training center in Russia in connection with the planned purchase of Mi-171 helicopters.

Note that until the 2017 year, the Philippines, along with Brunei, remained the only states in the Asia-Pacific region that never bought Russian weapons. However, with the advent of President Rodrigo Duterte, Manila began to actively show interest in establishing military-technical cooperation with Moscow. As Duterte explained, "when Russia sells weapon, it does not impose any conditions ", unlike the United States.
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  1. Toucan
    Toucan 12 November 2020 13: 24
    +1
    The Philippine Air Force intends to purchase 16 new Russian-made Mi-171 helicopters ...

    Hopefully not on credit, or in exchange for palm oil? what
    1. credo
      credo 12 November 2020 13: 54
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      Quote: Tucan
      The Philippine Air Force intends to purchase 16 new Russian-made Mi-171 helicopters ...

      Hopefully not on credit, or in exchange for palm oil? what

      Nothing can be ruled out, especially now, when the virus is roaming the world and many countries are squeezing their budgets due to the need to spend more on health care.
    2. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 12 November 2020 14: 03
      +2
      Quote: Tucan

      Hopefully not on credit, or in exchange for palm oil?

      The import of palm oil (total volume per year) to Russia is approximately 1 million tons, which in terms of the population (146 million) is 18 g / day per person. Consumption has not been growing for many years. The cost of a helicopter with a service package is approximately $ 20 million, the total cost of the contract is $ 300 million. And oils from all suppliers are imported - for $ 1 billion. Comparable values? Well, it's hard to put palm oil in ALL Rosoboronexport contracts. From SEA.
      1. Alf
        Alf 12 November 2020 20: 17
        0
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        Consumption has not been growing for many years.


        Yes, yes, it does not grow ... It is simply imported into Russia, "shob bulo" ...
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 13 November 2020 00: 59
          +2
          It is extremely difficult to find flour and confectionery products (glazed) without "special / confectionery fat" (based on the same ...), even in the middle price segment. "The director of the hvirma" lies "on the blue eye." This is, in general, not talking about the rest of the products of the SPMF.
    3. Borik
      Borik 12 November 2020 14: 04
      0
      Wow, how the Filipinos dispersed, they decided to buy two types of helicopters. Amers S-70i Sikorsky, we have Mi-171. Is there enough money for everything? Well, amers paid off for everything green, but what about us?
    4. Errr
      Errr 12 November 2020 15: 58
      0
      Quote: Tucan
      Hopefully not on credit, or in exchange for palm oil? what
      After carefully reading the beginning of the second paragraph of the article:
      The Philippine Air Force intends to purchase 16 new Russian-made Mi-171 helicopters,
      we read its ending no less carefully:
      the decision to allocate an advance payment of 15% of the total amount of a possible contract was made on October 29. smile
      1. Alf
        Alf 12 November 2020 20: 18
        0
        Quote: Herrr
        we read its ending no less carefully:
        the decision to allocate an advance payment of 15% of the total amount of a possible contract was made on October 29.

        An advance can be in money, but the calculation ...
        1. Errr
          Errr 12 November 2020 21: 32
          -1
          The Philippines imports more palm oil than Russia. smile
          A source: https://pikabu.ru/story/import_palmyi_perevalil_za_1_mln_tonn_kak_yeti_obemyi_raspredelyayutsya_na_rossiyskom_ryinke_6795218
          Comments, as they say, are superfluous. yes
          1. Alf
            Alf 12 November 2020 21: 36
            0
            Quote: Herrr
            Comments, as they say, are superfluous.

            So what ? Nothing prevents the oil imported to the islands from passing further to the north. And we'll buy ourselves some more ...
            1. Errr
              Errr 12 November 2020 21: 41
              0
              Re-export? Why? laughing
              1. Alf
                Alf 12 November 2020 21: 57
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                Quote: Herrr
                Re-export? Why? laughing

                And on the one that you can buy one dollar per ton, and in the contract for the turntables, consider that a ton costs 2 bucks. Check out Heller's Catch 22 for a beautifully described chench.
    5. Chikua
      Chikua 12 November 2020 19: 14
      -1
      Incidentally palm oil for frying good
  2. faiver
    faiver 12 November 2020 13: 29
    +6
    Happy for our helicopter manufacturers
    Our Mi-8 cannot be killed ...
    1. d1m1drol
      d1m1drol 12 November 2020 13: 48
      -5
      The Afghan military can refute your statement)) They drop them periodically)
      1. faiver
        faiver 12 November 2020 13: 51
        +4
        born to climb mountains cannot fly ...
        1. d1m1drol
          d1m1drol 12 November 2020 13: 53
          +4
          I mean that crooked specialists can kill any unkillable equipment, unfortunately)
          1. faiver
            faiver 12 November 2020 13: 55
            +1
            it is undeniable hi
            1. Temples
              Temples 12 November 2020 14: 03
              +2
              .
              Quote: d1m1drol
              crooked specialists can kill any unkillable equipment


              A glass bolt won't last for a fool. wink
      2. Alf
        Alf 12 November 2020 20: 19
        0
        Quote: d1m1drol
        The Afghan military can refute your statement)) They drop them periodically)

        Did they try to learn to fly?
  3. Alien From
    Alien From 12 November 2020 13: 35
    +4
    Yes, let them buy for health.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 12 November 2020 13: 49
    +4
    It's just great. A decent batch, of considerable value. Kazan makes them, will be retrofitted and re-equipped ... the engines, however, are also the Klimovsky plant ... I don't see anything bad. On the contrary, despite unfair competition on the part of striped ears, such contracts "break" the ice of the blockade ...
    1. Asad
      Asad 12 November 2020 13: 52
      0
      Duterte should leave in January, but how the next president will decide is unknown!
    2. Errr
      Errr 12 November 2020 16: 09
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Kazan makes them
      Mi-171 Ulan-Ude makes (U-UAZ), not Kazan. smile
      1. Alexxis
        Alexxis 12 November 2020 19: 01
        -1
        And Kazan too
  5. Rudkovsky
    Rudkovsky 12 November 2020 14: 03
    0
    The title of the article is loud, but inside there are so many reservations and all sorts of "will-if-planned" and so on, that doubts arise. Rather, it should be perceived as a desire to buy, but so that money would not be paid. And then the evil Americans demand money, they set conditions, and the good Russian vanka will probably rush everything for nothing, in exchange for eternal friendship.
  6. Thrifty
    Thrifty 12 November 2020 14: 35
    +1
    Yes, let them buy, just so that it doesn't work out, like the Peruvians, when they quickly brought our turntables to the state of scrap metal! We don't need such anti-advertising!
  7. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 12 November 2020 18: 04
    +2
    Quote: credo
    many countries are squeezing their budgets due to the need to spend more on health care.

    The Government of the Russian Federation and the State Duma propose to reduce funding for medicine in the next 3 years by 13%. Probably "at the request of the workers." recourse fool
    1. Alf
      Alf 12 November 2020 20: 22
      0
      Quote: 16112014nk
      Probably "at the request of the workers."

      By numerous!
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 13 November 2020 01: 06
        0
        Fucked up with impunity at all.
      2. 16112014nk
        16112014nk 13 November 2020 18: 02
        +1
        "By the many! " Well, Tereshkova said how her ordinary people asked, even begged to raise the retirement age. And in that and in this case, they probably perceived "with a feeling of deep satisfaction."