NEPAL ARMY RECEIVES TWO CHOPPERS FROM RUSSIA Nepal Army on Tuesday received two Russian made choppers Mi-17 V-5 as per the procurement agreement made on December 19, 2013. Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport's Joint Stock Company delivered the two choppers to the Nepal Army. Nepal and Russia had signed a contract for delivery of two Mi-17V-5 choppers, which was scheduled to be delivered in 2014. The two helicopters is said to cost US$ 35 million. Nepal Army has never operated an Mi-17V-5 helicopter before but had purchased Mi-17 in 2001. "As the new chopper is similar in nature and capacity to other choppers already in use in Nepal, the native pilots are familiar with it," said the NA Spokesperson Brigadier General Jagadish Chandra Pokharel. The choppers can be standardize...
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