The government of Slovakia approved the MiG-29 fighter and the Kub SAM system (adapted for the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow missile) supply on March 17, 2023. Yaroslav Nady, the Minister of Defense of Slovakia, informed about the compensation that Slovakia would receive.
So Slovakia will probably be moved in a line for the AH-1Z Viper helicopter purchase and given a discount.
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Moreover, for 12 new helicopters with equipment and training, and 500 AGM-114 Hellfire II missiles Slovakia will pay 340 million dollars instead of 1 billion dollars. FMF will compensate almost 660 million dollars.
Yaroslav Nady notes that Bahrain has bought only 12 helicopters with the T700-401C engines and all the accessories for about 911 million dollars 5 years ago. And the purchase has been made in 2018, 6 helicopters Bahrain has received in 2022, the rest will be delivered this year (the production has been finished in December, 2022).
Should be recalled, the AH-1Z Viper helicopter is created on the basis of the AH-1 SuperCobra helicopter. It can be equipped with the M197 20-mm electric cannon, the Hydra 70-mm unguided rocket, the APKWS II guided rocket, the AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile or the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missile. Moreover, it is said that the AIM-120 AMRAAM could be adapted for this helicopter.
Furthermore, Slovakia will also get 200 million dollars for the MiG-29 fighters and 50 million dollars for the Kub SAM systems in cash from the EU. The total amount of compensation will be 900 million euro.
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