In September, Russia will supply to Pakistan twelve Mi-17 transport helicopters with cargo capacity of up to 3 tons, the RIA Novosti correspondent reports.
The Pakistani press reports referring to sources in the country's foreign ministry that the 50-million-dollar contract for purchasing 16 helicopters was signed last June. The first four aircraft produced in Ulan-Ude, a Russian town in East Siberia, have been delivered to Pakistan earlier.
It was back in 1996 when Russia sold 12 helicopters to Pakistan for the last time.
The Mi-17 helicopter has been designed for transporting people, but can also be used to transport troops.