Silk Way Airlines is owned by a company w/ past ties to 's ruling family. But that didn't stop it from winning some $400 mil in contracts w/ the US military nor from getting a $420 mil loan guarantee from US ExIm Bank to buy aircraft.

Through opaque contracts, an Azerbaijani cargo airline once linked to the ruling Aliyev family has an impressive range of business partners — including the military.

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