Archive photo of the Mil Mi-35M (Image © Russian Helicopters)

Iraq receives 3rd quartet of brand new Hinds

Archive photo of the Mil Mi-35M (Image © Russian Helicopters)
Archive photo of the Mil Mi-35M (Image © Russian Helicopters)

The Iraqi Army Aviation will start operating its third shipment of Mil Mi-35M Hind helicopters soon, as the two to four helicopters were delivered at the end of September 2014.

With a total number of now 10 to 12 of the newest Hind attack helicopters the Iraqi Army is quickly gaining proper airborne fire-power, much needed while the country is very much in the hands of rebel fighting forces that have named themselves the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL).

An estimated three to nine of the 36 ordered Mil Mi-28NE Night Hunters are officially now also ready to fight after having arrived in Iraq this summer.

Iraq choose Russian made materiel over the Boeing Apache helicopter.

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