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Peru receives Russian radios as part of helicopter deal

Helicopter radios have been delivered to Peru by Russia as part of an offset deal for the purchase of Russian helicopters.

By Richard Tomkins
Peru receives Russian radios as part of helicopter deal
Russia has delivered to Peru radio systems for Mi-171Sh helicopters. Photo courtesy Russian Helicopters

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Russia has delivered R-312AT helicopter radio systems to the Peru Ministry of Defense as part of an offset deal connected to the purchase of Mi-171Sh aircraft.

The delivery was made by Russian state intermediary JSC Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, and is expected to save Peru more than $12.5 million.

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Peru in 2015 signed a contract for the supply of 24 Mi-171Sh helicopters from Russia.

Rosoboronexport said Russia is ready to allocate $1 million in funding to build a helicopter training center for Peru if eight offset projects agreed to are implemented.

The R-312ATs radios are equipped with GPS receivers and are compatible with other radio systems used in the Peruvian Armed Forces, including British-made Selex SSR-400 radios.

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