A version of this article appears in the June 16 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. The next batch of three Mil Mi-17 V5 military transport helicopters built in Russia under a contract with the U.S. Defense Department are expected to be delivered to Afghanistan this month. The deal for the Mi-17s, aimed at increasing the capability of the Afghan national security forces, was controversial in the U.S. since the state-owned military supplier, Rosoboronexport, was also selling ...
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