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First of all helicopters: what weapons does Russia sell to Latin America

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First of all helicopters: what weapons does Russia sell to Latin America



From 29 March to 3 on April 2016 in Santiago (Chile) will be held the XIX International Aerospace Exhibition FIDAE-2016 - one of the largest in Latin America.

Russia will be represented by 15 organizations, including Rosoboronexport, Almaz-Antey, Mig, Russian Helicopters and Basalt. In total, 365 samples of military products from Russia will be demonstrated at the exhibition.

Currently, Latin America is one of the main markets for Russian military products.
The largest contracts for the supply of Russian weapons and military equipment to countries in the region with 2005 are in the special TASS material.


Su-30МК2 fighter at the joint Russian-Venezuelan exercises "VENRUS-2008"
© TASS


Venezuela

The largest buyer of Russian weapons in Latin America is Venezuela. In 2005-2013 Rosoboronexport company has concluded with the Ministry of Defense of this country about 30 contracts totaling $ 11 billion.
The following were delivered to Venezuela:

100 thousand Kalashnikov assault rifles AK-103,
24 multipurpose fighter Su-30MK2,
Mi-34B-17 helicopter 5,
10 Mi-35M helicopters and three Mi-26Ts,
92 combat tank T-72B1.

Several hundreds of portable Igla-S anti-aircraft missile systems (MANPADS), infantry fighting vehicles BMP-3, armored personnel carriers and other equipment were also delivered.

At the same time, part of the weapons was acquired through Russian loans. In 2009, an agreement was reached on granting a loan in the amount of $ 2,2 billion to Venezuela, in 2011, $ 4 billion.

In the autumn of 2015, the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense announced that the government had allocated $ 480 million for the purchase of X-NUMX multipurpose fighter Su-12 to strengthen the country's air force. The conclusion of the relevant contract was not reported.

According to TASS military commentator Viktor Litovkin, weapons contracts with Venezuela are primarily associated with the advent of President Hugo Chavez. It was after his election, according to the expert, that the United States refused to Caracas in military-technical cooperation, including the supply of spare parts for F-16 fighter jets armed with Venezuela.

Chavez asked Russia to put Su-30МКВ multi-role fighters into the country. What we did: put them 24 such machines. Then the turn came to the tanks T-90С, self-propelled 155-mm howitzers "Msta-S", approximately 150 thousand Kalashnikov assault rifles. In Venezuela, the construction of a plant for the production of these machines (not completed so far) and cartridges for them. Also, the air defense systems - Tor-M1 air defense missile systems (14 sets), Igla-S (200 pieces), various missiles and bombs for the Dry, Mi-17 helicopters. All this was demonstrated at the parade in Caracas.
Viktor Litovkin
TASS military commentator


Mi-171Sh transport and combat helicopter
© JSC "Helicopters of Russia"

Peru

In 2008, the Russian MiG Aircraft Building Corporation and the Peruvian Ministry of Defense entered into a contract worth $ 106,7 million to upgrade the 19 MiG-29 fighter jets (these works were completed in 2012).
In the same year, Peru acquired from Russia a large batch of Cornet-E anti-tank missile systems worth $ 23 million.

In 2011, Russia delivered six transport combat helicopters Mi-171Sh and two shock Mi-35P to Peru, the total amount of these contracts together with technical support was $ 107,9 million.

In 2011-2012 Russian enterprises upgraded seven Mi-25 helicopters (export version of Mi-24D - TASS approx.) under a contract worth $ 20 million.

In December, Peru 2013 entered into a contract with Rosoboronexport for the purchase of 24 military transport helicopters Mi-171Sh. The cost of the transaction, according to unofficial sources, is estimated at $ 400-500 million. Deliveries were made in 2014-2015. The parties also agreed to open a helicopter maintenance and repair center in Peru in 2016.

Mi-171 - an upgraded version of one of the most popular in the world of helicopters Mi-8, which released more than 12 thousands. But with more powerful engines - 1900 l. with. against xnumx. And the statistical ceiling he has a little higher. And so they are very similar: the one and the other are universal - transport and combat. Unpretentious, easy to keep tropical moisture, repairable - which is important for Latin America, reliable, like a Kalashnikov, and inexpensive, compared to the American AH-1500 "Apache" or S-64 / SH-61 Sea King
Viktor Litovkin
TASS military commentator



Mi-35 helicopter during flight to HeliRussia-2013
© Marina Lystseva / TASS

Brazil

In 2008-2012 Brazil bought armaments in Russia for $ 306 million. Some of these purchases fell on attack helicopters Mi-35 (their cost was estimated at $ 150 million).

According to the contract signed in 2008, Brazil was to receive all 12 of these combat vehicles before 2013, but due to financial and technical problems the last three of them were delivered in November 2014. The agreement also provided for a training simulator and logistic support .

In 2010-2012 Brazil acquired 300 missiles and 64 launchers (PU) of Igla-S MANPADS, as well as a small batch of Russian Tiger armored vehicles.

In December, 2012 between the Russian Helicopters holding and the Brazilian company Atlas Taxi Aereo SA signed a contract for the supply of seven Ka-62 multi-purpose helicopters, but its amount was not disclosed. Delivery dates - 2015-2016

According to the Spanish-language portal www.infodefensa.com, in January 2016 launched a batch of 60 missiles and 26 from Igla-S MANPADS to Brazil. The acquisition contract was apparently signed in 2014. The amount of the deal unknown.


Ka-62 helicopter at the international MAKS-2013 air show
© Sergey Bobylev / TASS

Argentina and Colombia

In 2011, Argentina, two Mi-171 helicopters were transferred to the sum of 20 million euros (about $ 27 million).

At 2013, during the MAKS-2013 air show, the Russian Helicopters holding company and the Colombian company Vertical de Aviación signed an agreement to supply five Mi-171-1 helicopters and five Ka-62 helicopters. The amount of contracts was not disclosed. Colombia had previously acquired four Mi8 / 17 helicopters in 2006 and five in 2008.

The popularity of "turntables"


According to the Center for Analysis of World Trade in Arms, Russian attack helicopters are in stable demand in foreign markets: in 2010-2013. 65 vehicles worth about $ 1,799 billion were exported.

For the period 2014-2017. The expected supply volume may be 92 new helicopters worth $ 4,078 billion. Among them are attack helicopters Mi-28H, multi-purpose transport and combat Mi-35М, heavy transport Mi-26.

A TASS military observer explained why in Latin American countries helicopters and aircraft were in the greatest demand.
First, our "turntables" are the most unpretentious and convenient to use and repair, they are not inferior in tactical and technical qualities to American and European ones, and in terms of the "price-quality" parameter are far superior to them. Fighters and bombers - all the more. Secondly, we have a well-established production and helicopters, and combat aircraft. There are no delays in contract terms. And what is very important - we never associate our deliveries with a change in the political situation. We do not demand any political concessions for them. We work honestly
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 April 3 2016 04: 34
    +12
    There is great demand for good equipment.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A April 3 2016 05: 51
      +12
      Quote: Spartanez300
      There is great demand for good equipment.

      I heard conversations of liberals that, like, who buys our equipment and who is American. Here, type and difference, here, type and level, here, type, and quality ...

      Really, these liberalistic heads do not understand that, albeit not such volumes, but Peru and Venezuela are free to choose. Therefore, they buy the best. And what choice can Belgium have, for example? What they say, they will buy ... Good, bad, expensive, cheap .. The main thing is American.

      Venezuela does not need to support the American economy, but Australia, for example (F-35 laughing laughing ) - required ...

      And further.
      In Miami 2011, two Mi-171 helicopters were transferred in the amount of 20 million euros (about $ 27 million).

      Russian attack helicopters are in stable demand in foreign markets: in 2010-2013. 65 cars were exported in the amount of about $ 1,799 billion

      In 2005-2013. the company "Rosoboronexport" has concluded with the Ministry of Defense of this country about 30 contracts totaling $ 11 billion
      The talent of the developers, the labor of the manufacturers, the courage of the testers made it possible to earn this money for the glory of Russia. And the "Kudrintsev economic bloc" in the Government will spend this money in the American economy in five minutes by purchasing State Department bills ...

      Would strangle in the cradle of the Gaidar-Kudrinskaya feeding .... am
      1. cap
        cap April 3 2016 17: 12
        +3
        [quote = Zoldat_A] The talent of the developers, the labor of the manufacturers, the courage of the testers made it possible for the glory of Russia to earn this money. And the "Kudrintsev economic bloc" in the Government will spend this money in the American economy in five minutes by purchasing State Department bills ...

        I would choke in the cradle of the Gaidar-Kudrinskaya fosterlings .... am

        Give way. I'm after you!
    2. vodolaz
      vodolaz April 3 2016 08: 17
      +3
      If Colombia, which often bends under the Americans, buys our turntables, this is something to say.
      1. Cap.Morgan
        Cap.Morgan April 3 2016 08: 38
        +3
        Quote: vodolaz
        If Colombia, which often bends under the Americans, buys our turntables, this is something to say.

        We have either the first or the second place in the world for the production of helicopters.
        This sector is very developed.
  2. siberalt
    siberalt April 3 2016 05: 41
    +3
    Speaking of helicopters. The Armenian army Karabakh "landed" an Azerbaijani helicopter and a pair of drones from MANPADS. It is also reported about a damaged tank and up to 200 destroyed Baku special forces. On the night of April 2, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, at the instigation of Erdogan, began military operations along the entire front of the NKO.
    1. Siberia 9444
      Siberia 9444 April 3 2016 05: 58
      +1
      So far, these are just rumors in the media. Initially there were 18 now 200 request
  3. Just BB
    Just BB April 3 2016 06: 30
    +1
    Mi-171 is a modernized version of one of the most popular Mi-8 helicopters in the world, of which more than 12 thousand are produced. But with more powerful engines - 1900 liters. with. against 1500.


    To be objective, the Mi-8 and Mi-171 are completely different helicopters with an external resemblance.
    Yes, some successful units from the predecessor are used - but nothing more.

    Looks like such a "marketing" move
    1. Bongo
      Bongo April 3 2016 09: 16
      +4
      Quote: Just BB
      To be objective, the Mi-8 and Mi-171 are completely different helicopters with an external resemblance.

      There is continuity in these both in layout and in units and assemblies. But this passage of the author is not clear:
      Mi-171 - an upgraded version of one of the most popular Mi-8 helicopters in the world ... and inexpensive, in comparison with the American AH-64 "Apache" or S-61 / SH-3 Sea King
      Does the author understand what kind of cars he writes about? No.How can Mi-8 be compared to Apache or Sea King?
      1. Just BB
        Just BB April 4 2016 16: 51
        0
        Bongo
        There is continuity in these both in layout and in units and assemblies. But this passage of the author is not clear:


        There are similarities - I agree, and some of the units are the same as, by the way, and on the Mi-24 the same are installed
        But:
        -engines, main gearbox, tail gearbox, the presence of an auxiliary power unit — all this led to a change in the design of the fuselage: other hoods and the power set of the fuselage were strengthened;
        - a different power supply system, differences in electrical and instrumentation, another set of radio equipment.
        So, from the previous Mi-8T only an external resemblance, the rotor blades with a swash plate, the hydraulic system, and the "wheels" remained
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 April 3 2016 06: 38
    +3
    Yes, advertising in Syria, our technology was simply "Hurray!" Let the enemies know and FEAR who will equalize them with the landowner! laughing
  5. user3970
    user3970 April 3 2016 07: 29
    +11
    Something like this .
    1. heccrbq8
      heccrbq8 April 3 2016 08: 25
      -13%
      Now they quickly throw shit at you and explain about Putin's Tricky Plan (KPP) laughing Guess from 3 times where local mods get paid .....
      1. Cap.Morgan
        Cap.Morgan April 3 2016 08: 48
        +4
        Quote: heccrbq8
        Now they quickly throw shit at you and explain about Putin's Tricky Plan (KPP) laughing Guess from 3 times where local mods get paid .....

        Yes lan.
        These are debts since the days of the USSR.
        And there was one subtlety. The USSR supplied weapons to countries embarked on the path of socialist development. Rather, they claimed it. This was called international duty. In the sense of the world zemshary republic of the Soviets. You are fighting for the victory of the proletariat - we supply you with machine guns, build schools and clubs.
        Others had relations with these countries. In principle, others. Now all this is gone ...
        But now you can build relationships with former allies on another, mutually beneficial platform. You still can’t get old debts. Should I give up the benefits that promise new relationships with old friends.


        By the way, where are the moderators getting paid?
        And where do you get it?
        1. cap
          cap April 3 2016 17: 14
          +2
          Quote: Cap.Morgan
          By the way, where are the moderators getting paid?
          And where do you get it?


          He works for the idea. JUDES is a relative. The closest!
        2. SAG
          SAG April 3 2016 22: 55
          +1
          I don’t know where the site’s moderators are, but personally I go to Lubyanka every third Wednesday of the month for how it will start to get dark (I recommend arriving early - too many agents have divorced and there isn’t enough money for everyone ... the end of the queue is at the mausoleum). By the way there is a new campaign - write three denunciations to the Democrats and get a bottle of vodka!
          P / S: Password - Stalin is alive!
    2. alpamys
      alpamys April 3 2016 14: 29
      +2
      Quote: user3970
      Something like this .

      118 thousand dollar millionaires belay
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 11 2016 17: 07
      0
      Except Vietnam, Iraq and Angola
      the entire list is empty wallets.
      They will sign a contract, receive equipment and ... will not pay.
      Nothing ...
      And after 20 years they will write off the debt and will persuade them
      "buy" more.
  6. andrewkor
    andrewkor April 3 2016 09: 43
    +1
    I remember the Ethiopians in 1974. deposed their king Haile Silassie1, who, by the way, had fought against fascist Italy since 1935, Major Meningista Haile Mariam became the leader. He quickly announced the socialist orientation of Ethiopia and poured a "golden" rain on the country. In 1977 the major arrived on a visit to the USSR negotiate friendship, during which he was received by Brezhnev. Small, puny, in "civilian" awkward against the background of Brezhnev banderlog and nothing more!
  7. From Udmurtia
    From Udmurtia April 3 2016 10: 31
    +2
    If helicopters have stable demand and good income, why is this liberalization in the government conducting privatization? Whatever it is, high treason If helicopters have stable demand and good income, why does this liberalism in the government carry out privatization? The most that is, treason.
    1. Bongo
      Bongo April 3 2016 10: 58
      +4
      Quote: From Udmurtia
      If helicopters have stable demand and good income, why is this liberalization in the government conducting privatization? The most that is, treason

      Let's call a spade a spade, the president has repeatedly stated that he is pleased with the activities of the government. Do you really think that such a decision could have been made without Putin’s approval?
  8. hobot
    hobot April 3 2016 10: 41
    0
    If hail falls in the field ...
    This is Putin's fault.
    They manage to translate any topic into the right direction.
    All the good and bad in Russia is ours and there is nothing to discuss it in any topic.
  9. pooop
    pooop April 3 2016 11: 57
    +5
    I hope that at least this market does not go awake. Here you need to be very careful, the price is too high for a mistake.
  10. 16112014nk
    16112014nk April 3 2016 12: 40
    +4
    Quote: siberalt
    Speaking of helicopters. Armenian army Karabakh "landed" Azerbaijani helicopter from MANPADS

    There is more likely a reason to gloat over the Ukrainians and the amers: a Russian helicopter was shot down from the Russian MANPADS. And who wants to support the Armenians, do not go shopping in "Vegas" and "Your House", and at the same time in "Crocus City Mall". The owners of all this are the Azerbaijanis Aras and Emin Agalarov, who are probably financing the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan.
  11. GoHardLikePutin
    GoHardLikePutin April 3 2016 14: 12
    +1
    At the same time, part of the weapons was acquired through Russian loans. In 2009, an agreement was reached on granting a loan in the amount of $ 2,2 billion to Venezuela, in 2011, $ 4 billion.
    That is, payment is again at our expense, and then debited. Given the fact that in Venezuela the crisis is bigger than ours and there they will probably come to power about American