"Ah, yes, before I forget. We are interested in sending some of our engineers over to Russia for them to learn to be able to give proper maintenance to the russian equipment Argentina currently operates. Would that be possible?"
"30 engineers from the Argentina Air Force and Navy. They would be trained in mantainance tasks and controls, including copies Of the handbooks and manuals from the constructors in order to be able to perform the work themselves.
“The cost will be a total of $4,500,000,000.00 due to the nature of the equipment. Sadly we cannot give out the hand book and maintence training for the S-300PMU2 however we will maintain the equipment ourselves to a high standard for a fee of $500,000,000.00 every two years”
The following Document would be faxed to the russians over a secure and encrypted line.
Technical Support Agreement Between the Republic of Argentina and the Russian Federation
The present Document is subscribed by the authorities of the Republic of Argentine and the Russian Federation in agreement with the here presented clauses and articles.
1. The Russian Federation agrees to receive 30 individuals, designated by the Republic of Argentina, in order to capacitate, instruct and prepare said personnel to be able to carry out all maintenance duties and repair tasks for the following pieces of equipment:
- Mil-Mi 17
- Ilyushin IL-78M
- Sukhoi 100 Superjet
-Berenzina-Class Replenishment Ship
-Sierra II-Class Submarine
2. The Russian Federation will transfer, together with the know-how mentioned in Article 1, the necessary handbooks, manuals, instructions and guides to carry out the duties and tasks mentioned in said article.
3. In exchange, the Republic of Argentina will pay to the Russian Federation a fee of $4,000,000,000.00 USD, divided in two monthly installments of $2,000,000,000.00 each.
For the Republic of Argentina: Juan Manuel Cauteruccio, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Argentina
For the Russian Federation: _______________________________________
"Excellent. We will be transfering the first installment right now." The Minister would indicate an nearby aide to proceed with the fund transfers.
Flight and lodging arrangements would be made for the 30 engineers selected from the Air Force and the Navy to travel to Russia and receive the know-how. The corresponding documents, handbooks and manuals would be awaited at the Ministry of Defence of Argentina.
"Well, once we receive the material we can begin preparing our personnel, that will already have a good basic knowledge learned in your nation.
Thank you for this, and it is a pleasure doing business with the Russian Federation."