Nuclear sanctions were scrapped after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed last week that Iran had abided by the deal reached with six world powers in July 2015. This has restored Iran’s access to world markets.
"For Russian Helicopters company, the end of sanctions means an opportunity to supply Iran with new (military) helicopters and after-sales services," Rostec told RIA Novosti.
In December 2015, Russian Helicopters agreed with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) to improve after-sales maintenance of Russian Mi-8/17 choppers at IHSRC facilities in Iran. They also discussed outlooks for Iranian purchases of more Mi-8/17s, as well as Ka-32A11BC and Ka-226T helicopters.