Russia has signed a "historic" contract on Mi-17 helicopter deliveries to Argentina, a member of a Russian delegation said on Wednesday.
"The contract provides for the delivery of two Mi-17 helicopters to the Argentinean Air Force," the official said, adding that the contract was signed on Tuesday evening.
The sale is the first time the Argentinean military has bought Russian military hardware, he said.
"Until now there has been no military-technical cooperation between Russia and Argentina," he said.
Vyacheslav Davidenko, spokesman for Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, confirmed the contract.
MOSCOW, September 1 (RIA Novosti)
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The growing outright rivalry between the United States and China gives Russia more foreign policy weight, enabling it to assume the role of a balancer. So far it has been doing so rather skillfully. Today it may participate in a joint naval exercise with China that Beijing positions as outwardly anti-American. But tomorrow it can team up with the naval forces of the Old World.