MOSCOW, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Russian Helicopters plans to build a helicopter training center for the Peruvian military, the company announced Thursday.
The center will allow Peruvian pilots to train on the Russian-made Mi-171SH helicopter, the company, part of the state-run Rostec, said in a statement.
The center will be based in Lima and construction will begin after Peru tackles a few formalities that are part of the agreement.
Russian Helicopters' agreement with Peru calls for the center to be built during the second half of 2017.
The center comes after both sides signed a deal for 24 of the helicopters.
Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and includes five helicopter production facilities across Russia.