By John Lee.
World Tribune reports that Iraq has received its first shipment of Russian Mi-35 attack helicopters.
Part of a $4.3-billion deal with the Kremlin, the helicopters are regarded as some of the most advanced in the Russian military.
“Iraq expects to see a consignment of around 40 Mi-35 and Mi-28NE attack helicopters by the end of the year,” Iraqi parliamentarian Abbas Al Bayati said.
Officials said Moscow has also been preparing to deliver an unspecified number of Ka-52 attack helicopters.
(Source: World Tribune)