Iraq Receives Mi-28NE Military Helicopters From Russia
10:06 AM, June 29, 2016
Mi-28NE helicopter (Image:Iraqi ministry of defense)
Russia has supplied a new batch of Mi-28NE Night Hunter military helicopters to Iraq.
"These helicopters will make a great contribution in support of ground forces in their operations aimed at targeting terrorist positions and destroying [their] armoured vehicle packed with explosives," Iraqi ministry of defense said in a statement Tuesday.
The Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” is a modern attack helicopter designed to carry out search and destroy operations against tanks, armoured and un-armoured vehicles, and enemy personnel in combat, as well as low-speed airborne targets. It can operate night and day, and in adverse weather conditions.
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