Iraq gets First Shipment of Russian Helicopters

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)

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