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Russian Helicopters KA-32 choppers

Russian Helicopters has completed delivery of three multipurpose Ka-32 helicopters to Turkey, the company's CEO said on July 3.

"We have completed execution of the contract to supply three Ka-32 helicopters to Turkey," Andrey Boginsky, the CEO of JSC Russian Helicopters, told reporters on the sidelines of the ARMY-2019 forum in Moscow Oblast.

He added that Moscow and Ankara are engaged in talks about buying more copters from the firm.

Russia and Turkey signed the deal for the Ka-32s at the Eurasia Airshow last year in the Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya.

The helicopters are supposed to be used in firefighting. Calling the Turkish market “one of the most promising,” this April Boginsky said based on the size of the country, Turkey needs more helicopters to fight fires.

The helicopters delivery comes at a time when the US has threatened to cut it off the F-35 stealth jet supply chain and impose sanctions if it proceeds with the purchase of Russian S-400 air defence systems.

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