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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Russia sells copters to Turkey, gives MiGs to Lebanon

Russia has closed a deal to sell $1 billion of used helicopters to Turkey, a member of the U.S.-led NATO alliance for more than half a century.

The Turkish newspaper Vatan claimed Monday that the Ankara government was going to purchase 32 used Mir Mi-28 -- Havoc -- helicopters for $1 billion, RIA Novosti said.

RIA Novosti cited Vatan as reporting that the Turks turned to the Kremlin after their original plans to buy Cobra and Super Cobra helicopter gunships from the United States fell through.

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