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Iraqi armed forces received second batch of Mil Mi-28NE Havoc attack helicopters

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World Defense & Security News - Iraq
 
 
Iraqi armed forces received second batch of Mil Mi-28NE Havoc attack helicopters
 
The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 1st February that it had taken delivery of a second consignment of Mil Mi-28NE attack helicopters. The Ministry released a video showing two Mi-28s being unloaded from an Antonov An-124 transport aircraft operated by Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
     
The Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 1st February that it had taken delivery of a second consignment of Mil Mi-28NE attack helicopters. The Ministry released a video showing two Mi-28s being unloaded from an Antonov An-124 transport aircraft operated by Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines. Russia's Mil Mi-28N Havoc attack helicopter
     
The Iraqi MoD confirmed on 30 August 2014 that it had received the first consignment when it released a video showing three helicopters being prepared in a hangar with the help of Russian technicians. Although these helicopters have been seen flying over Baghdad since then, it is unclear if they have been used in action as yet.

It was announced in October 2012 that Iraq had ordered over 40 Mi-28NE and Mi-35M helicopters, but the precise numbers involved were not revealed.

The Mi-28NE is an export version of the Mi-28N, which is dedicated to night operations. The most significant feature is a radar in a round cover above the main rotor, similar to that of the American AH-64D Apache Longbow. Mi-28N also has improved Tor vision and an aiming device under the nose, including a TV camera and FLIR.