Mi-8/Mi-17 Hip

Iraq Loses Helicopters in Separate Incidents

The Iraqi Army lost two helicopters in a matter of days, resulting in the death of 11 crewmembers. In the first incident on 16 February saw a Mil Mi-17 ‘Hip’ transport helicopter crash near the city of Kut, about 160 km southeast of Baghdad with the loss of all 9 onboard. It has been reported […]

Russian Helicopters To Overhaul Egyptian Air Force Mi-8T, Mi-17 Fleet

Russian defense and aerospace equipment manufacturer Russian Helicopters says that,over the next two years, it will undertake comprehensive maintenance, repair and overhaul works on 41 Mi-8 T and three Mi-17 helicopters of the Egyptian Air Force at the country’s main military industrial complex outside Cairo. In a statement released on Dec. 8, Russian Russian Helicopters […]

Iraqi Army Receives Heavy Air-Launched Rockets

The Iraqi Army Aviation Command has taken delivery of an initial consignment of 128 mm air-launched rockets, the Iraqi Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on 23 November. The MoD did not identify the rockets or their manufacturer, saying only that they are of “international origin”. It added that the results from test firings had been […]

Syrian Pilot Details Helicopter Operations

The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) is suffering from a serious shortage of Mi-17 transport helicopters, according to Colonel Ali Aboud, a pilot who was captured by the Jabhat al-Nusra jihadist group after his helicopter crashed in March. Jabhat al-Nusra, which is Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, allowed Al-Jazeera to have an interview with Col Aboud that […]

Russian Arms Exporter Plans to Expand Deliveries to Turkey

Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport plans to expand deliveries of weapons and military equipment to Turkey, the company’s press service announced Tuesday. “[W]e are actively working on expanding deliveries of Russian arms and military equipment to Turkey,” Rosoboronexport’s press service cited Anatoly Aksyonov, who is heading the company’s delegation at the IDEF-2015 international defense industry exhibition […]

Russia to Show Off Latest Weapons at Defense Expo in Jordan

Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport will display its latest weapons systems and military hardware at the SOFEX-2014 exhibition this week in Jordan, the company has said. The company said it expects potential buyers are likely to pay particular attention to Russian noiseless and flameless weapons, sniper rifles, submachine guns and special melee weapons. “Among them are […]

Algeria Orders Mi-28 and Mi-26 Helicopters

Algeria has ordered 42 Mi-28N attack helicopters and six Mi-26T2 heavy transport helicopters for its air force, ARMS-TASS reported on 28 February. Citing an unidentified representative of Russia’s military-industrial complex, the Russian military news agency added that the USD2.7 billion contract would also include upgrading 39 of Algeria’s existing Mi-8 helicopters to the Mi-8AMTSh standard. […]

Russian Helicopters to Showcase New Military Helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring a strong line-up to the Dubai Airshow 2013 on 17-21 November. The airshow, one of the most important aviation events in the region, is this year taking place at a new location, Dubai World Central, centred around Al-Maktoum International Airport. The Russian […]