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So will Afghanistan buy Mi-17?

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Reportedly Christian Science MonitorThe US Department of Defense has asked Congress not to impose sanctions on Rosoboronexport, which supplies helicopters from the Afghan army.


So will Afghanistan buy Mi-17?


The US Congress is preparing a package of sanctions against Russia and, in particular, against Rosoboronexport, which is also suspected of supplying arms to Iran and Syria. However, the Pentagon asks senators not to impose sanctions on an organization that, in addition, supplies Mi-17 helicopters to the Afghan armed forces.

In Congress today, many people oppose the procurement of Russian weapons for the army of Afghanistan on the money of American taxpayers. At the same time, Afghans need easy-to-operate and maintain helicopters, such as the Mi-17, but they lack the specialists to operate and maintain them now. Moreover, they will not be able to pass 18-20-month training for shipment to the United States.

Sanctions against the Russian exporter were imposed under George W. Bush, but were lifted by Barack Obama in the era of "reset relations". This time it is proposed to terminate the contract, according to which the Russian side should supply another 21 helicopter. It is proposed to terminate the contract without paying a fine. Instead of Russian helicopters, it is proposed to supply American CH-47 “Chinook” manufactured by Boeing.

Recall that, according to reports ITAR-TASS, in 2013, by Rosoboronexport and the US government, a contract was signed for the delivery of a consignment of 30 vehicles to Afghanistan, of which 6 were already delivered in February. The rest will be transferred throughout the year in batches of 6 pieces. A total of 63 Mi-17B5 worth 1,333 billion dollars is planned for delivery.
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  1. Same lech
    Same lech April 24 2014 19: 47
    +9
    So will Afghanistan buy Mi-17?

    hehe So will the US buy Mi-17? it will be more true.
    1. platitsyn70
      platitsyn70 April 24 2014 20: 13
      +4
      our eight like a bicycle showed how to maintain and operate and forgot and there were cases in Vietnam with the transfer of those cards, so when they were serviced, the oil was not changed in the swashplate, and they didn’t fly for a long time until one side screwed up. There is no reliable car.
  2. Duke
    Duke April 24 2014 19: 47
    +6
    However, the Pentagon asks the senators not to impose sanctions against the organization, which, in addition, supplies Mi-17 helicopters to the Afghan armed forces.

    I think the benefit in the US will win. If the Pentagon asks for us.
    1. delfinN
      delfinN April 24 2014 19: 54
      +9
      They have already calculated that if they break the contract, the penalty will be a hundred lyamas for dead presidents. True, one clown from Congress said: And let Russia try to knock them out of us.
      1. schizophrenic
        schizophrenic April 24 2014 19: 59
        +7
        Quote: delfinN
        And let Russia try to knock them out of us

        So they will still be able to drop interest, you see, and we will pick up something not for stability.
        1. Andreitch
          Andreitch April 24 2014 20: 16
          +2
          Raising the theme of Alaska? repeat
          1. schizophrenic
            schizophrenic April 24 2014 20: 40
            +2
            Quote: Andreich
            Raising the theme of Alaska

            Yes, early Alaska, I lick on the ISS.
      2. StolzSS
        StolzSS April 24 2014 20: 27
        -4
        And fucking What a terrorist attack they have, and some mountain clan in Chechnya will take responsibility and let the poor mattresses try to enter Chechnya ...
      3. Roman1970
        Roman1970 April 24 2014 20: 47
        0
        They will give where they will go ... and so they lose their image before their eyes ...
  3. Afinogen
    Afinogen April 24 2014 19: 51
    +1
    So will Afghanistan buy Mi-17?


    What problems, not in Afghanistan we’ll sell it to another place.
  4. mad
    mad April 24 2014 20: 00
    +1
    This time it is proposed to terminate the contract, according to which the Russian side should deliver another 21 helicopter. It is proposed to break the contract, without paying at the same time a fine. Instead of Russian helicopters, it is proposed to supply the American B-Boeing Ch-47 Chinook.

    PPC Yankees starred !!! Urgently crush the buck, and return these **** from heaven to earth!
  5. Grenz
    Grenz April 24 2014 20: 07
    +5
    The question is different.
    Is it worth it to restore the former, quite normal relations with Afghanistan, which were in the 20-30s. And these relations were mutually beneficial. By the way, the marching palace of the rulers in Tashkurgan (Balkh province), which they used when traveling to Russia, is intact. Time puts everything in its place and perhaps the Afghans will return to good-neighborly relations. We need this country, though not as friends, but not as opponents for sure. For example, Pakistan is already fed up with American "concern" in the form of drones. Now we are conducting joint naval exercises with this country to "search for pirates." Signalchik.
    Little by little we will squeeze the Americans out of this region. I would like to believe in it.
  6. kodxnumx
    kodxnumx April 24 2014 20: 16
    +2
    I think they will! If there were other options, I don’t think that they would spend their money on MI-17, so they certainly will arrange a show around this question, but I don’t think the contract will be canceled, maybe you’ll say the base in Ulyanovsk don’t close the withdrawal from NATO not jokes, well, but they won’t stop the contract, something like that.
  7. nikcris
    nikcris April 24 2014 20: 19
    +2
    The point here is double-edged. Today we will break the contract for helicopters, tomorrow for chickens, the day after tomorrow for rocket engines, next week for Coca-Cola, then for titanium-palladium ...
    belay WHAT do we generally buy travel from the USA?
  8. andrei72
    andrei72 April 24 2014 20: 32
    +3
    Our helicopters have long been mastered by Afghans in repair and maintenance and, unlike the CH-47 Chinook, are very easy to maintain and super reliable. If the mattress makers supply their helicopters, but fail to properly prepare pilots and service personnel for their equipment, a wave of complaints will go, Afghans will compare our equipment with "theirs", all the time coming to the conclusion that ours is better. Because of this, the Afghans will still try to get rid of overseas technology and acquire ours, but ... already by concluding contracts with Russia and on terms favorable to us. In this case, the Americans will lose their influence on Afghanistan even more and will not be able to control the flows of drugs from Afghanistan to Russia (and they do not want to lose this) !!!
  9. Ppsh
    Ppsh April 24 2014 20: 37
    +1
    These helicopters are Ukrainian engines. Hack a deal - finish off Motor Sich. And what then is the talk about supporting the Ukrainian economy?
  10. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 24 2014 20: 42
    0
    Themselves mattresses wimps make such a helicopter. Now they put sticks in the wheels, they want to stick their product in, and our Afghans want!
  11. Igor Gor
    Igor Gor April 24 2014 20: 58
    0
    But the troops of the American coalition should go out, or rather fly out, then it’s necessary ...))) That’s joke when the Afghans pinch their feathers)))
  12. nvn_co
    nvn_co April 24 2014 20: 59
    +1
    Let them buy their "Chinooks", and we will sell the Igla-Super air defense system to Avgan. And not one !!! And not even 100 !!!
  13. nikcris
    nikcris April 24 2014 21: 00
    0
    Quote: Giant thought
    Themselves mattresses wimps make such a helicopter. Now they put sticks in the wheels, they want to stick their product in, and our Afghans want!

    Yes, not weaklings - they themselves do not need such.
    Here’s a mystery to me - why do WWII trucks continue to spank mattresses?
    PS Afghans do not want anything except heroin.
  14. kocclissi
    kocclissi April 24 2014 21: 01
    -6
    What kind of a 3,14 society, a bunch of fools!
    1. kocclissi
      kocclissi April 24 2014 22: 23
      0
      Quote: kocclissi
      What kind of a 3,14 society, a bunch of fools!

      What kind of a 3,14ndan society, a bunch of people!
      What did you think about?
  15. nikcris
    nikcris April 24 2014 21: 06
    +1
    Quote: kocclissi
    What kind of a 3,14 society, a bunch of fools!

    love You will be treated love (tel 112)
  16. sv68
    sv68 April 24 2014 22: 00
    0
    not the Afghans decide and they can’t master the American helicopters
  17. kia64
    kia64 April 24 2014 22: 01
    +1
    Yes, and they themselves need to rearm.
  18. Sergei75
    Sergei75 April 24 2014 22: 28
    0
    They won’t buy it, they have a Boeing, they need to feed it, and then here and so, Lech and Martin crossed the road with their F-35, and if there is nobody to service, it’s even better, they will fail more quickly - they’ll buy new ones faster!
  19. Orc-xnumx
    Orc-xnumx April 24 2014 23: 41
    0
    Stirlitz stood his ground. It was Muller’s favorite torture!