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US military satisfied with reliability of Mi-17В-5 helicopters shipped to Afghanistan

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US military satisfied with reliability of Mi-17В-5 helicopters shipped to Afghanistan

The US military is satisfied with the reliability of the Russian Mi-17В-5 helicopters delivered to Afghanistan under a contract with the Pentagon. This was reported to ITAR-TASS by a military-diplomatic source.


“All Russian helicopters showed themselves from the best side in the conditions of Afghanistan. Night-vision equipment during flights works without failures,” a source said.

According to the Director General of the Russian Helicopters holding company, Alexander Mikheev, in accordance with the requirements of the American side, additional Western equipment, supplied by the US government, was installed on Russian helicopters supplied to Afghanistan.

“The previous experience of the American side before the direct contract with Rosoboronexport was related to the process of upgrading the new helicopters based in the United Arab Emirates (Sharjah).

"However, the work carried out under the conditions of the Russian serial manufacturer proved its effectiveness in terms of production time and the highest quality of work performed under the control of the helicopter developer and representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry," Mikheev said. “Thanks to this, for the first time in their practice, the American side received ready-made Mi-17В-5 helicopters that do not require any modifications and meet the requirements and conditions of the region in which they are operated,” the holding’s head stressed.

Military and space cooperation between Russia and the United States after the entry of the Crimea into the Russian Federation

In connection with the entry of Crimea into Russia and the situation in Ukraine, the Russian Federation has become the object of sanctions from Western countries.

In particular, in early April, NASA announced that it was suspending cooperation with Roscosmos, with the exception of the International Space Station program. Then the US Department of State denied this information.

13 May Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and the head of Roscosmos reported that Moscow 1 June may suspend the operation of GPS signal receiving stations in Russia, "since in recent months there has not been progress in a similar deployment of the GLONASS system in the United States." During the briefing, Rogozin and Ostapenko reported that the decision on Russia's participation in the ISS project after 2020 has not yet been made, although the United States recently announced its readiness to operate the orbital complex before 2024.

In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister and the head of Roscosmos warned that Russia could stop supplying the NK-33 and RD-180 rocket engines to the United States if they continue to be used on American carriers to launch military satellites.

The United States, in turn, recognized the disadvantage of not using Russian engines. According to a report by the US Department of Defense, the cessation of deliveries of RD-180 for US carriers will cause damage to the United States of up to $ 5 billion.

As noted in the report of American experts, if Russia refuses to export them in the future, the launches of Atlas missiles will be suspended.

The Russian Federation has headed for import substitution

Roscosmos together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade are developing a program to import the electronic component base, which is used to create spacecraft. According to the deputy head of Roscosmos, Denis Lyskov, dual-purpose space vehicles must be built in Russia on the basis of their own electronic component base.

In addition, in May, Rogozin said that currently in the Russian Federation are looking for options for operational action on import substitution in the defense sector. Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with the leadership of defense enterprises on this issue.

According to the president, for the implementation of the program "it will be necessary to adjust the work of our scientific schools accordingly, to take a careful look at how we work on R & D, on R & D, we will need to work more closely with the Academy of Sciences."
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  1. gandalf
    gandalf 28 May 2014 08: 06
    +3
    Yankee, this is not the Chinook Apache ... this is MILES! soldier
    1. MOISEY
      MOISEY 28 May 2014 08: 19
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      In the supply of arms, the United States wants to impose sanctions against Russia, I’ll look so, and Russia has something to click on the nose of the United States.
  2. Khalmamed
    Khalmamed 28 May 2014 08: 06
    +3
    ..... "The US military is satisfied with the reliability of the Russian Mi-17V-5 helicopters supplied to Afghanistan under a contract with the Pentagon. This was reported to ITAR-TASS by a military diplomatic source."
    ..... and advertising is not necessary.
    1. from punk
      from punk 28 May 2014 08: 11
      +1
      Quote: Khalmamed
      ..... "The US military is satisfied with the reliability of the Russian Mi-17V-5 helicopters supplied to Afghanistan under a contract with the Pentagon. This was reported to ITAR-TASS by a military diplomatic source."
      ..... and advertising is not necessary.

      everyone already knows that MI 8 / 17 is the most reliable and versatile helicopter
      1. igor_m_p
        igor_m_p 28 May 2014 08: 28
        +1
        Quote: punk
        everyone already knows that MI 8 / 17 is the most reliable and versatile helicopter

        In a class of its own, let's be honest. In the class of light helicopters in terms of reliability, the Robinsons are still at the helm. But here it is difficult for us to compete, if only due to the fact that cars of this class are currently not produced in Russia. Hopefully it won't last long.
  3. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 28 May 2014 08: 10
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    Roscosmos, together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, are developing a program for the import substitution of the electronic component base, which is used to create spacecraft.

    Finally!
    So I was always wondering why Russia is not developing its own electronic base for space purposes, and especially for the military. Here you don’t have to be a specialist to understand that sometime, ALIEN electronics will work against you!
  4. Magic archer
    Magic archer 28 May 2014 08: 13
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    In what century they confessed !!! And then, as you look at Discovery, it becomes sickening !!! That m-16 they have the best, then Abrams the best in the world .....
  5. navara399
    navara399 28 May 2014 08: 20
    0
    It is good that there is a certain core in our armament that has allowed us not to break under various cataclysms of the 90s and a certain corruption that has been present in the army to the present. You feel confident having modern competitively capable weapons available today. I believe that thanks to domestic weapons we were able to get through all military conflicts at the proper level. God grant that it would always be so.
  6. Humpty
    Humpty 28 May 2014 08: 21
    -1
    To us, there would be such, at least a couple.
  7. velikoros-xnumx
    velikoros-xnumx 28 May 2014 08: 24
    +1
    The US military is satisfied with the reliability of Russian Mi-17V-5 helicopters, delivered to Afghanistan under a contract with the Pentagon.

    You might think there were doubts. If those were present, the contract would hardly have taken place given our "friendly" relations with the beacon of democracy.
  8. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 28 May 2014 08: 53
    +1
    The opinion of the US military regarding our helicopters is least of all interesting ...
    If they were so reliable ... they would only supply their own ...
  9. Weniamin
    Weniamin 28 May 2014 08: 59
    0
    Wipe your nose.
  10. valentina-makanalina
    valentina-makanalina 28 May 2014 09: 08
    -1
    In Russia EVERYTHING IS DONE ON CONSCIENCE, and not on advertising.
  11. propolsky
    propolsky 28 May 2014 09: 11
    +1
    And we didn't know without them! Thank you, Uncle Sam, for praising our helicopters. Fuck you with your "good", life and war have given these machines the highest marks, and they do not need your praise. You have to give thanks and bow!
  12. rugor
    rugor 28 May 2014 09: 30
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    Thanks to this, the American side for the first time in its practice received ready-made Mi-17V-5 helicopters that do not require modifications and satisfy the requirements and conditions


    My grandfather would have turned upside down if he had found out!
  13. marder4
    marder4 28 May 2014 09: 44
    0
    yeah, I heard it was straightforward sorry for the Yankees - it was they themselves who had to give a damn about their own pride laughing
  14. balamut
    balamut 28 May 2014 09: 45
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    oh e may, we praised .... otherwise we did not know, tfu mlyn news from uncle sam ...
  15. capex1
    capex1 28 May 2014 09: 46
    +1
    Here's the news ?! Yes, more than half of the WORLD are satisfied with the reliability of Russian weapons !!!!
  16. PValery53
    PValery53 29 May 2014 01: 40
    +1
    Praise from puffy specialists - recognition of talent and high integrity in the work of our developers and manufacturers of military equipment. So we need to relate to the production of civilian equipment.
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    1. greenx
      greenx 20 February 2019 21: 53
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