"Over $11.5 million of budget money will be saved as a result of the transfer of the radio equipment under the program on industrial and social compensations as part of the purchase of 24 Mi-171Sh helicopters," Rosoboronexport said in a statement.
A further $1 million may be provided for the construction of a helicopter training center under the Russian-Peruvian defense cooperation agreements, the statement added.
Rosoboronexport is ready to hold demonstrations to show the radio systems' advanced technological level, as well as their compatibility with the conditions faced by Peruvian troops in the Valle de los Ros Apurimac, Ene y Mantaro (VRAEM), a poor coca-growing region with guerrilla activity and drug trafficking problems.
The R-312ATs is the only certified system capable of conducting encrypted communications between Russian helicopters and ground forces, Rosoboronexport stressed.
In early 2016, the Peruvian military expressed full satisfaction with the performance of Mi-171Sh helicopters in operations against terrorists and drug cartels. The Mi-171Sh can be used in a wide range of missions, including the airlifting of military forces, the transportation of cargo, air-to-surface attacks, medical evacuations and search and rescue operations.