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Russia to provide Regime’s Interior ministry by fighting helicopters: leaked document

Zaman Al Wasl Leaks | 2014-04-20 00:00:00
Russia to provide Regime’s Interior ministry by fighting helicopters: leaked document

Zaman Alwasl carries on publishing- exclusively- documents leaked from the Syrian regime, among these documents, one dated on 18-2-2013, showing a request from the Ministry on Interior to buy 4 helicopters from a Russian arms plant via the office of Army security.

The document requested for the first time since the beginning of the revolution, 4 helicopters, two of them MI-171SH for the use of Ministry of Interior.

The document demanded for the Helicopters to have electronic-visual system for exploring, lighting and monitoring, besides being able to perform an immediate video recording in daylight, and thermal filming at night, and the ability to identify and follow targets electronically.

The document reveals the need for enhanced navigation Systems in the requested helicopters to be able to discover and display the whole navigation and avian information at the control and loading cabins. Moreover, the document demanded the two helicopters to at least have 10-kilometer laser distance measuring systems and to be able to immediately record and transfer the outcomes to the land control base for a distance up to 200 kilometers.

The Ministry requested another two helicopters brand KA-226-T or similar. MI-171- SH is a smart helicopter as it is able to disturb rockets directed to it from shoulder-held canons. It was manufactured to perform fighting operations in civil conflict in particular, and can be used as soldiers’ transport as well. It can work in difficult climate conditions.

It has versatile firing system, besides anti-tanks directed rockets. In a relevant content, Zaman Alwasl has obtained another document dated 20-3-2012, which estimated the cost of needed arms, which was 5000 Kalashnikov gun with €4 million primary cost estimate, besides 4000 pistols at €2,625,000 cost. The sum estimate of guns cost exceeded €6 million.

The ministry of interior and its security branches have an important part in suppressing the Syrian revolution, like Political Security branch and System Keeping forces, which was used as a first line to suppress Syrian people’s revolution.

By George Hadad; Translation by Yusra Ahmed

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