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IRAQ RECEIVES NEW BATCH OF MI-28NE HELICOPTERS FROM RUSSIA

IRAQ-RECEIVES

According to the Iraqi Defense Ministry, Iraq’s army aviation has received a new batch of Mi-28NE attack helicopters from Russia.

On June 3, spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command Yahya Rasul Zubaidi said that Russian-made helicopters including the “Night Hunter” used by the Iraqi army had demonstrated their effectiveness during the offensive in the city of Fallujah against ISIL.

Mi-28NE is a highly effective new-generation helicopter, designed for combat missions in any circumstances. The helicopter is designed to take part in operations against tanks, infantry combat vehicles and armored personnel carriers among other targets.

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