Mi-28 Havoc

Russia Continues Major Arms Deliveries to Algeria

Russia is Algeria’s primary military hardware supplier, and continues to deliver land, sea and air equipment, including T-90 main battle tanks, Mi-28NE attack helicopters and Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopters. A Russian defence industry source told Russian news agency TASS that Russian defence exports to Algeria amounted to $457 million last year and Russia has supplied […]

Iraq Receives Final Mi-28 NE Military Helicopters From Russia

Iraq has received their final batch of Russian Mi-28 NE Night Hunter military helicopters, the TASS news agency reported Tuesday, citing the Iraqi Defense Ministry. The country is planning to use the new military assets in anti-terrorist operations. “These machines have improved maneuverability and striking precision when striking. They are equipped with different kinds of […]

Algeria Receives Two More Mi-28NE Helos

Algeria took the delivery of two more Mil Mi-28NE ‘Night Hunter’ (NATO reporting name: Havoc-B) combat helicopters in late June, according to the local media outlets. “Algeria received two dual-control Mi-28NE combat helicopters from Russia in late June, 2016. The delivery was fulfilled within time limits specified by Moscow and Algiers. The related acceptance act […]

Algeria Increases Order of Russian-made Mi-28 Helos to 42

The Algerian Air Force (AAF) has ramped up its order of Russian-made Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” attack helicopters from the eight initially reported in January to 42, the Russian-language newspaper RIA-Novosti reported. Quoting an unnamed military-industrial source last week, Russian media outlets RIA-Novosti and TASS said Algeria and Iraq have become the first international customers of the Mi-28NE helicopter […]

Algeria to Get Dual-Control Mi-28 Helicopters

The Mil Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters that Algeria has ordered will have dual controls, the Interfax news agency cited a source in Russia’s arms export structures as saying on 18 March. The source said the dual-control variant had been specifically developed for Algeria and that the North African country has ordered about 40 Mi-28NEs. […]

Russia Making Major Push Into Mideast Market

Following a decade of “near-absence” in the Middle East, Russia is once again asserting itself as it looks to sell arms to former Soviet-era clients while breaking into the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market. “Moscow’s policies again have become markedly more active,” said Dimitry Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. “During his presidency, Vladimir […]

Putin Vows To Boost Arms Sales To Egypt’s Sisi

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday promised Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to speed up the delivery of billions of dollars in arms and invited Cairo to forge free trade ties with a Moscow-led customs bloc. The two strong-willed leaders have developed a warm working relationship since Putin gave his backing to Sisi’s presidential run […]

Iraq Receives First Mi-28NE Attack Helos Alongside Additional Mi-35Ms

Iraq has taken delivery of its first batch of Mil Mi-28NE ‘Havoc’ (Night Hunter) attack helicopters, as well as additional Mil Mi-35M ‘Hind’ assault helicopters, Russian state media announced on 2 July. The first three Mi-28NE helicopters and four new Mi-35M helicopters arrived in-country aboard Antonov An-124 ‘Condor’ transport aircraft, a military-diplomatic source reportedly told […]