New Mi-28NE for Iraq

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Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

22nd May, 2016


Known Rostov spotter with the nickname “Mi-26” filmed the start of test flight at the JSC “Rostvertol” Krestovka airfield in Rostov-on-don of the next Mi-28NE combat helicopter made for Iraq (temporary tail number “11”). According to unofficial information, this is the first of the final four Mi-28NE helicopters for the Iraqi contracts of 2012-2013 – a total of 15 units. Data of the four Mi-28NE helicopters needs to be performed on the version with dual controls (i.e., the Mi-28UB) and will bear a dark gray color – unlike previous machines delivered to Iraq in camouflage coloring.

The Mi-28NE are supplied as part of a package of contracts concluded by JSC “Rosoboronexport” in 2012-2013 for the sale of a total of 28 combat Mi-35M helicopters and 15 attack Mi-28NE helicopters to Iraqi army aviation. Iraq has become not only the first foreign recipient of the series helicopters Mi-28, but also the first operator in the variant with mast-mounted radar. To date, according to the contracts, 11 Mi-28NE helicopters and 18 Mi-35M (two of the delivered Mi-35M have already been lost in fighting) have been delivered to Iraq. The first three Mi-28NE (even without mast-mounted radar RLS N025E) were delivered to Iraq on 28th August 2014.

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