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Nigeria to buy ‘significant number’ of Russian helos

Nigeria to buy ‘significant number’ of Russian helos

Russia concluded a deal with Nigeria last month on deliveries of a ‘significant’ consignment of Mil transport and attack helicopters, according to a senior official with the state-owned corporation Rostec.

“In August a contract was signed with Nigeria on the deliveries of [Russian] helicopters,” Sergei Goreslavsky, head of Rostec’s International Cooperation Department, said at the ADEX 2014 international defence exhibition, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 11-13 September.

Although he declined to detail the specific number of helicopters involved, he added: “We are talking here about a significant number of Mi-171Sh helicopters and several Mi-35M helicopters.”

According to Goreslavsky, helicopters are much in demand in Africa, with Mozambique also interested in acquiring more.

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