The 2013 annual report released by the Russian helicopter manufacturer Rostvertol has revealed the number of Mi-28 attack helicopters that have been ordered by Iraq.

It was announced in October 2012 that Iraq had ordered Mi-28s, but the precise number has never been revealed, with the Russian media reporting that the deal covers the delivery of over 40 aircraft, including Mi-35 combat helicopters as well as Mi-28s.

The Rostvertol report lists two foreign contracts for the Mi-28 but only provides numbers rather than names for the countries involved. It says country ‘012’ is buying 42 Mi-28NEs and six Mi-26T2 transports under a contract agreed on 26 June 2013. […]