05 Oct '12, 9am

RUSSIA: Yet More Western Plots Against Us

October 5, 2012: The new Russian Helicopters Company (a merger of all major Russian helicopter manufacturers) is now profitable. Sales so far this year are up more than 40 percent over last year and the backlog of orders is over 900 aircraft. With such success comes growing problems with Russian and foreign (mainly Chinese) firms making inferior counterfeit spare parts. Russian Helicopters is establishing a computerized database of all legitimate components on the market, so parts buyers can check to see if they are buying the real thing. This is part of a program to upgrade maintenance services for the thousands of Russian helicopters still in service. Russian Helicopters makes a lot of money producing spare parts for those older choppers and providing upgrade services. Senior government officials are openly feuding with leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church over a churc...

Full article: http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/russia/articles/20121005....

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