Slovakia to buy nine Black Hawk helicopters

Slovakia agrees to buy nine Black Hawk helicopters to replace its outdated Russian Mi-17 fleet

Slovakia to buy nine Black Hawk helicopters

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Slovakia has agreed to buy nine U.S.-made Black Hawk helicopters for $261 million, to replace its outdated Russian Mi-17 fleet, reducing the NATO country's dependence on Russian parts and servicing, a spokesman said on Thursday.

"The decision to reduce our dependence on Russia was taken even before the conflict in Ukraine began and considering recent developments it proved to be a good one," defence ministry spokesman Martin Cambalik said.

Black Hawk helicopters are made by Sikorski Aircraft Corp, a unit of United Technologies.

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