23 April 2010, 10:26

Peru to buy Russian helicopters worth $250 mln

Peru to buy Russian helicopters worth $250 mln

Peru is to buy eight Russian helicopters, Peru’s Defense Ministry Rafael Ray said Friday adding that the sum of the deal is $250 million. He said that the helicopters will be used in operations to fight insurgents and drug traffic. Peru is one of the main suppliers of cocaine to the US and Europe.

Peru is to buy eight Russian helicopters, Peru’s Defense Ministry Rafael Ray said Friday adding that the sum of the deal is $250 million. He said that the helicopters will be used in operations to fight insurgents and drug traffic. Peru is one of the main suppliers of cocaine to the US and Europe. In November 2008, Moscow and Lima signed an agreement on cooperation in fighting illegal drug traffic.
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