The country must still pay 3 installments from the 10 established by the purchase of seven Dhruv helicopters, Indian-made, four of which have crashed. The deadline to settle this debt is 3 years. The total value for the purchase of the aircrafts was $ 45’200.000, whose contract was signed in August 2008 between Javier Ponce, former defense minister of the time, and current Minister of Agriculture, and Jayaraman Shankar, representative of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India.
Initially, the state made a down payment of $ 30,000,000, and subsequently 10 promissory notes of equal value were signed, plus 8 annual installments of a 4,5% interest rate. Each promissory note would be set at $ 1’520.000, generating a total interest value of $ 2’198.070. The cost of each aircraft would be $ 5’724.000, and its guarantee would be set at $ 2’430.240, which would be in effect for two years or 1000 hours of flight.
In a May 2013 report of the Comptroller General, it is detailed that the HAL should have compensated the delay in the delivery time of the material of the FAE-606 and FAE-607 helicopters. Currently, the Commission on Sovereignty and International Relations of the Assembly conducts the research on the purchase of the aircrafts.