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Russia Set to Create Military Aftersales Service System in Latin America

Sputnik News

16:15 28.03.2016

Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport is currently working on the creation of helicopter service centers in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport is working on the establishment of the full-fledged system of aftersales service in Latin America, the head of Rosoboronexport's delegation to the weapons exhibition in Santiago said.

"Building up an effective system of aftersales service for Russian military equipment is one of the priorities of Rosoboronexport. It applies not only to helicopters, but to all the military and dual-purpose production. We are actively working in this direction and in the coming years expect to achieve results," Sergei Ladygin told RIA Novosti.

He added that at the moment Rosoboronexport was working on the creation of helicopter service centers in Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru.

Last month, Rosoboronexport Director General Anatoly Isaykin said Russia offered Peru the option to purchase a mobile service center to maintain the high operational readiness of its recently received Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters while the construction of a permanent service center in the country is underway.

Over 400 Russian helicopters are currently being operated in Latin America and the Caribbean. The most popular models are those of the Mi-8/17 series, amounting to 320 units.

Rosoboronexport will demonstrate advanced Russian military production at FIDAE 2016 trade exhibition to be held on March 29 – April 3 in the Chilean capital Santiago.


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