LE BOURGET (Sputnik) — Under the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense signed in 2011, the Russian exporter delivered 63 Mi-17V-5 military helicopters to the Afghan National Army by October 2014.
"We are ready for negotiations and cooperation to repair and modernize the entire fleet of helicopters in Afghanistan, and that is more than 200 helicopters, 63 of which are under the previous contract signed a few years ago," Mikheev said when attending the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget.
He has also informed that the related proposals had been forwarded by Rosoboronexport to Afghanistan and the US partners, who financed the 2011 deal.
In March, the US House of Representatives approved the 2017 fiscal defense bill, prohibiting the Pentagon from entering into financial contracts with Rosoboronexport. Moscow called the bill a 'loss' for the US side, with the company's CEO suggesting as a retaliatory measure to stop selling its RD-180 rocket engines, a no-alternative product for the US military.