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)