The Algerian Ministry of Defense has placed an order estimated $2.7 billion for 48 new Russian helicopters, according to Lenta.ru.
Under the agreement, Algeria will get 42 Mi-28N attack helicopters and 6 heavy transport Mi-26T2s, manufactured by Rostov-based Rostvertol, part of Russian Helicopters Holding Company.
In addition, the contract also includes upgrade of multi-role Mi-8 rotorcraft operated by Algerian army. These vehicles will be upgraded to Mi-8AMTSh version. The helicopters will be fitted with the armored cockpit, electro-optical surveillance and target recognition systems, and weapon carriage components.
Earlier, Algeria had bought 6 multi-role AW101 helicopters and 4 Super Lynx 300s, along with 4 W-3 Sokol from Poland.
Irkut Corporation will finish the deliveries of 14 Sukhoi Su-30MKA multirole fighters to Algeria in 2017, according to the Russian aircraft manufacturers annual report. "The deliveries of Su-30MK aircraft to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria are planned for a period of 2016-2017," the report obtained by RIA Novosti said
The Algerian amphibious warfare ship "Kalaat Beni Abbes” arrived Monday at the naval base at Taranto, in southern Italy for training. This ship, derived from the Italian navys San Giusto-class, and equipped with a “FREMM-alike” combat system, was ordered from the Italian company Orizzonte Naval Systems by the Algerian navy, through an innovative arrangement that includes the supply of an "integrated training package" integrated by the Italian Navy
Russian Helicopters has delivered a consignment of Mi-8MTV-5-1 military transport helicopters built at Kazan Helicopters to Russias Defence Ministry. The helicopters were delivered as part of the Defence Ministrys Single Acceptance Day for deliveries of military products, held as a videoconference between the ministrys National Defence Management Centre and six military enterprises across the country
Algeria has taken delivery of "Kalaat Beni-Abbes" amphibious class vessel at a ceremony held at the Muggiano shipyard (in La Spezia) commissioned in 2011, Fincantieri said in a release. The ship was commissioned by the Ministry of Defence of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria from Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a company controlled by Fincantieri in which Selex ES also holds an interest, to serve as the national Navy's new flagship
Germany has approved plans allowing Rheinmetall to deliver an armored vehicle assembly plant to Algeria, Forecast International reported Tuesday. Rheinmetall's delivery to Algeria includes a production line to assemble the Fuchs armored vehicle, as well as other parts valued at more than $37 million
Russian Helicopters and China's Lectern Aviation Supplies signed a contract for the Mi-26TS heavy transport helicopter. Under the contract, the helicopter will be delivered in 2015
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