Rosoboronexport has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense of Cameroon for delivery of Mi-17 helicopters. The agreement was signed in the network of MAKS-2013 airshow, the press-service of Rostech reports.
The document was signed by CEO of Rosoboronexport, Anatoly Isaykin, and the Minister of Defense of Cameroon, Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo'o.
«It is the first contract in the area of military-technical cooperation signed by Russia and Cameroon. It is a new country for us and we hope for further development of our partnership», - Anatoly Isaykin said.
«The development of military-technical cooperation with African countries is one of the priorities of Rosoboronexport’s marketing policy. In particular, we renewed relations with Botswana, Ghana and Equatorial Guinea in 2013», - Rostech noted. The export of Russian-produced helicopters has been increasing since 2000.
According to the state corporation, Rosoboronexport delivered 12 helicopters to the foreign customers in 2001. On the other hand, a total of 130 helicopters should be delivered to foreign countries in 2013. It is expected that the scope of deliveries of helicopters will increase by 20% in 2013 (as compared to 2012).