The agreement was signed here Tuesday night by Argentine and Russian officials, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The Mi-17 helicopters have capacity to transport 26 passengers and 5 tons of external load.
They have floaters for emergency water-landing, cargo cranes for upload and download in the deck of vessels and supplementary tanks for long-range operations.
These helicopters will be mainly used for operations in the Antarctic, the statement added.
The purchase of these helicopters was done as a “government to government” contract and it includes the training of the crew and mechanics.
The helicopters will arrive in Argentina in September 2011.