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Thailand decided to buy two Mi-17 helicopters

Thailand decided to buy two Mi-17 helicopters

The Thai government approved a budget for 2013-2015 years, which provides for the allocation of funds for the purchase of six European light helicopters UH-72A Lakota and two Russian Mi-17В-5 for 55 and 40 million dollars, respectively.

The military confirmed that adopting the budget for the 2013-2015 years, in which these expenses are laid, gives them the right to proceed with the purchase at the earliest opportunity. The vehicles will be used in border areas and in the rebel activity zone in the south of the country, reports Periscope.2.

The Defense Ministry insists that the purchase of new helicopters has been planned for a long time, since most of the current helicopter fleet is either hopelessly defective or requires too much repair costs.

The country's armed forces are already operating three Mi-17, which were delivered in 2011 year and cost 10 million dollars apiece. Then the military leadership declared that if within six months the new helicopters confirmed their effectiveness and reliability, it would be decided to purchase three more.
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  1. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal 16 October 2013 07: 21
    Let them use the most reliable equipment in the world!
    1. VAF
      VAF 16 October 2013 14: 27
      Quote: LaGlobal
      Let them use the most reliable equipment in the world!

      The main thing is that .. "the rite of adoption .." was observed! wink

  2. Anatole Klim
    Anatole Klim 16 October 2013 07: 26
    Oh how much our tourists took there money that they could buy more.
    1. Lindon
      Lindon 16 October 2013 07: 31
      Even Thais now owe Russian.
      Yes, close the exit to Thailand - let Onishchenko deal with this issue.
      Thailand is an American brothel from where they bombed Vietnam. If they owe it to someone, then only their Yankees will.
      We bought two helicopters - at least be proud of it.
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  4. Grenz
    Grenz 16 October 2013 07: 33
    Apparently in Thailand they steal less that they even find money for helicopters.
    For this, Mr. Potanin yesterday at an auction bought one truffle for 95 thousand dollars, and Abramovich in New York acquired a 6-story mansion. In the world, billionaires own 10-15% of national income, in Russia - 35%.
    Helicopters are really good - why do we need more! Well - we will rejoice for the Asians.
    1. bairat
      bairat 16 October 2013 07: 51
      Quote: grenz
      Apparently in Thailand they steal less that they even find money for helicopters.

      After a trip there, he respected the Thais. Despite the proximity of the Middle Kingdom, they do not have a single product from China in stores, mostly all of their own. What they can’t do is take the highest quality in Japan or in the west. We should learn from them how to preserve our own production and independence.
  5. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 16 October 2013 07: 38
    hi Tourists will begin to ride. The very ones in the photo. hi
  6. awg75
    awg75 16 October 2013 07: 51
    I think investing in our helicopters is a very profitable investment
    1. Lindon
      Lindon 16 October 2013 09: 25
      Prostitutes of Thailand threw themselves on a 2 helicopter for their regular customers - certainly a profitable investment.
  7. Varies
    Varies 16 October 2013 14: 44
    A trifle, but nice)))
  8. sergey69
    sergey69 16 October 2013 17: 09
    This will be the second delivery. Thailand has three Mi-17V-5s delivered in 2011 under the 2008 contract. In March 2011, when the first three Mi-17V-5s were transferred to the army, the military leadership stated that if new helicopters confirm effectiveness and reliability within six months, a decision will be made to purchase three more.