Pentagon Official: We're Sticking With Russian-made Helos for Afghan Air Force

Sources say DoD has alternatives, but the Pentagon signals it's sticking with the Russian helos.

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Defense officials say that helicopters from a Russian-run arms company are the Pentagon's only supply option for the Afghan air force, but a military source tells U.S. News & World Report the Defense Department is paying too much for the new choppers.

"I am furious that we are still giving money to Rosoboronexport," says one military official intimately familiar with the Pentagon's deal with the Russian arms manufacturer. "We can and should be giving business to those licensed companies that are ... allies."

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