Iraq Receives First Russian Attack Helicopters

By John Lee.

Citing Russian state media, IHS Jane’s 360 reports that Iraq has taken delivery of its first three Mil Mi-28NE ‘Havoc’ (Night Hunter) attack helicopters, as well as additional four Mil Mi-35M ‘Hind’ assault helicopters (pictured).

The helicopters arrived aboard Antonov An-124 ‘Condor’ transport aircraft and were delivered in a combat configuration, with full night-vision capability.

The arrival of the Mi-28NEs and additional Mi-35Ms will provide an added boost to the Iraqi government’s efforts to combat the Islamic State.

(Source: IHS Jane’s 360)

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