Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Nigeria looks to buy 12 new Mil Mi-35 assault helicopters

The Nigerian Air Force will buy Mil Mi-35 assault helicopters from the Russia. That was reported by naij.com.

The Nigerian Air Force is making efforts to boost its capacity in order to meet its responsibilities and to defeat Nigeria’s adversaries. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar said that the Nigerian Air Force   would soon take delivery of 12 new Mi-35 attack helicopter gunships fitted with modern facilities to fire guided missiles at enemy positions.

The Mi-35M is a multi-role combat helicopter manufactured by Rostvertol, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. It is an export variant of Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter. Primarily designed for attack and military transport missions, the helicopter delivers superior flight performance and manoeuvrability than its predecessor.

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The production of Mi-35M started in 2005. The aircraft integrates modern, high-precision weaponry for destroying ground-based armoured targets and providing air support for ground missions. It can be modified as an attack, ground assault, medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) or transport platform.

The Mi-35M is one of the modern combat helicopters in the Russian Air Force inventory. It is also operated by the armed forces of Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan.

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