DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Russia Denies US Reports Of Slip In Iraq Helicopter Deal
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Ria Novosti
(NSI News Source Info) DUBAI, - November 27, 2010: Russian helicopter deliveries to Iraq are proceeding as planned, a source in the Russian aircraft industry said on Thursday, in response to American claims that deliveries are over-budget and late.
His comments came shortly after the U.S. Foreign Policy magazine said Mi-17 troop transport helicopters deliveries were behind schedule.
An article entitled How Not to Buy a Russian Helicopter, published on November 12, said "only eight of the 22 ordered helicopters for Iraq have been delivered so far, well behind schedule and above budget."
The Russian source did not say how many helicopters had been delivered so far.