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ITWL Poland and Thales to integrate rocket launchers onto Mi-24

ITWL Poland and Thales to integrate rocket launchers onto Mi-24

Another XXV edition of the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce will be remembered as the success story of the Air Force Technical Institute. The Institute was honored with the prestigious Defender Award, which the jury awarded for the Jet-2 Jet Flight System, exhibited during the fair with the Ground Control Station and launcher. The… Read more »

Source: ITWL, 25-Sep-17

Aviakon modernizes helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Aviakon modernizes helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

UKROBORONPROM SE Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” – together with scientific institutions of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine – diversifies components of Russian production, modernizing Mi helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For the purpose of import substitution program implementation – particulary in providing units for Mi-24 EMS, specialists of the enterprise developed… Read more »

Source: Ukroboronprom, 31-Aug-17

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Senegal Air Force Receives Upgraded Mi24V

Senegal Air Force Receives Upgraded Mi24V

The Senegal Air Force has recently received the newly modernised Mil Mi-24V attack helicopter. The second-hand helicopter was refurbished by Poland’s WZL-1 based in Lodz, reports Flight Global. The Mi-24V will join Senegal’s two Mi-35s.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-17

Russian Helicopters wins repair contract for four Myanmar Mi-24P

Parent company Rostec has reported that Russian Helicopters won a contract for the repair of four Mi-24P helicopters for the Myanmar Air Force.  Work on the first one is being completed by  419 Aircraft Repair Plant in St. Petersburg. The remaining three will be worked on in-country under a new partnership agreement between the manufacturer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-16

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

India relents – four Mi-25 to be exported to Afghanistan

India relents – four Mi-25 to be exported to Afghanistan

The decks have been cleared for India to deliver four MI 25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan this month, signaling a decisive shift in New Delhi’s approach on supplying lethal offensive systems to Kabul. See Full Story

Source: The Economic Times, 09-Dec-15

25-Apr-15 Mil Mi-35 Sriganganagar, India

on Army training exercise.  3 POB evacuated safely

25-Apr-15

19-Apr-15 Mil Mi-24 Illizi, Algeria (2F)

Further Details not reported

19-Apr-15

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24-Mar-15 29 Yellow Mil Mi-24 Kiev, Ukraine (1F)

1 killed and 2 injured when helicopter came down close to Ukraine’s capital Kiev (Kyiv) . Video from crash scene here

24-Mar-15

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Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters to showcase new maintenance equipment at NAIS&CA 2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase the latest equipment for aircraft maintenance bases and service centres at the 2nd National Airport Infrastructure Show and Civil Aviation, to be held in Moscow at Crocus Expo from 10 to 12 February. Russian Helicopters currently offers its clients a modern after-sale support service, built on… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Feb-15

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Russian Helicopters celebrates 45th anniversary of Mi-24 first flight

Russian Helicopters celebrates 45th anniversary of Mi-24 first flight

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, today marks the 45th anniversary of the maiden flight of the legendary Mi-24 combat helicopter. A prototype of the helicopter flown by test pilot German Alferov took to the skies on this day in 1969. The Mi-24 was conceived and built in record time,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 23-Sep-14

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Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

Paramount Group resuming composite blade production in South Africa

Paramount, in announcing the move to restart production on 4 September, noted that the design of helicopter rotor blades is an essential element in helicopter manufacturing to ensure reliability and long service life. Composite rotor blades outlast the life of the helicopter, whereas metal blades have to be replaced several times during the helicopter’s life… Read more »

Source: Paramount Group, 16-Sep-14

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Nigeria orders lots of Russian helicopters

Nigeria orders lots of Russian helicopters

Sergei Goreslavsky, a deputy director general of Rostec, said at the ADEX-2014 is reported to have said Nigeria have ordered “a significant number of Mi-171Sh helicopters and several Mi-35M helicopters”  See full story

15-Sep-14

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20-Aug-14 09 Yellow Mil Mi-24VP Heorhiyivka, Ukraine (2F)

Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system

20-Aug-14

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20-Aug-14 Mil Mi-24VP Luhansk region, Ukraine

Separatists downed one Mil Mi-24 helicopter from the Ukrainian Air Force with a portable air defence system – this second helicopter was also hit, but further details not known

20-Aug-14

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21-Jul-14 Mil Mi-35P Bama, Nigeria (1F)

A Nigerian Air Force Mi-35 Helicopter on a training mission crashed, reportedly due to a technical fault – although some reports suggest the involvement of insurgents in Borno State. Initial reports stated one dead, one survived, one missing presumed dead – but the latter trekked through the bush and back to base

21-Jul-14

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26-Jun-14 Mil MI-35 Tikrit, Iraq (5F)

Shot down by insurgents.  All 5 POB killed.  The link given is reported to be the subject helicopter, but we have not been able to corroborate that.  Similarly one source quotes registration YI-352 but no supporting evidence

26-Jun-14

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12-May-14 Mil Mi-24 Elwak, Kenya (1F)

1 fatality of 12 POB. Helicopter came down shortly after take off from Elwak in Mandera County, heading to Garissa County

12-May-14

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Brazil to receive last batch of Mi-35s soon

Brazil to receive last batch of Mi-35s soon

Russia will soon deliver the fourth batch of three Mil Mi-35 helicopters to Brazil under the contract signed in 2008 See full story

Source: TASS, 02-Apr-14

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09-Mar-14 Mil Mi-24 Zarzaitine, Algeria

In flight problem, emergency landing onto tarmac and heavily damaged.  Crew unhurt

09-Mar-14

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12-Feb-14 Mil Mi-35 Essider, Libya (5F)

Unknown circumstances.  Took 4 days to find wreckage of this missing helicopter

12-Feb-14

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Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

Ukrainian helicopter pilots celebrate 10th Anniversary

The personnel of the 56th DHU have celebrated its 10 Anniversary of peacekeeping activities in this country. At the official ceremony Col. Olexander Venher, Commander of Helicopter Unit, greeted the servicemen and awarded them the certificates. “In January 2004, the commander of the first rotation of the Ukrainian Contingent Col. Igor Shendrihin, completed the first flight in Robertsfield and the whole Mi-8crew accomplished its first flight task… Read more »

Source: Ukraine military, 20-Jan-14

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Russia offers Peru helicopter maintenance center

Russia offers Peru helicopter maintenance center

Russia has proposed establishing a servicing and maintenance center in Peru for its Russian- and Soviet-made helicopters, a senior government official said Wednesday.  See full story

Source: RIA Novosti, 17-Oct-13

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Russian Helicopters to showcase military models at Russia Arms Expo 2013

Russian Helicopters to showcase military models at Russia Arms Expo 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring its line-up of military helicopters to Russia Arms Expo 2013, the ninth international exhibition of arms, military equipment and munitions, which takes place on 25-28 September 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The Company’s display can be found in pavilion 2 at stand 2.6…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Sep-13

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18-Sep-13 01 Mil Mi-24P Sevastopol, Ukraine

Started to spin uncontrollably at 10m altitude.  Landed heavily, and 2 of 3 POB to hospital.

18-Sep-13

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Russia sells 38 Helicopters to Sudan, says report

Russia sells 38 Helicopters to Sudan, says report

Sudan and Russia sealed two agreements since 2011 for the sale of two dozen Mi-24 attack helicopters and 14 MI-8 transport helicopters, a Russian newspaper reported  see full story

Source: Sudan Tribune, 20-Aug-13

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04-Jul-13 Mil Mi-35 Benghazi, Libya (2F)

It is though the crash was caused by human error during a particularly daring manoeuvre.  2 killed, 1 seriously injured

04-Jul-13

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09-May-13 Mil Mi-24 Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Emergency landing on training flight due to tail rotor failure.  No injuries

09-May-13

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Mi-24, Legendary Russian Attack Helicopter, Turns 40 This Year

Mi-24, Legendary Russian Attack Helicopter, Turns 40 This Year

This year marks the 40th anniversary of production of the Mi-24, the first purpose-built Russian combat helicopter, at Rostov Helicopter Plant, today called Rostvertol, a Russian Helicopters company. The design of the Mi-24, a strike and transport helicopter was, was so successful that versions are still in use today: some 1,500 Mi-24s serve with the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Mar-13

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11-Jan-13 Mil MI-35 Myitkyina, Myanmar (3F)

Shot down by rebels in border region.  Army itself says “emergency landing due to engine failure”

11-Jan-13

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Peru takes delivery of four refurbished Mi-24s

Peru takes delivery of four refurbished Mi-24s

Local press report an Antonov An-124 transport aircraft from airline Volga Dnepr recently delivered four Mi-24 Hind helicopter back to the south American country.  The group had been in Russia for nine months for refurbishment and upgrades.  The four carry military serials 648, 650, 697 and 698. This delivery concludes the upgrade contract, which included… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Oct-12

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Arseniev will be a monument to legendary Mi-24s

Arseniev will be a monument to legendary Mi-24s

[electronic translation]  September 29 in Arsenyev host events dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the founding of the city. History Arsenyev traced to 1902, when the village was founded Semenovka, bringing together several nearby villages. In 1938, the village was the workers’ village, and in 1952 became a town and a new name – Arsenyev,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Sep-12

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08-Sep-12 Mil Mi-24 Dagestan, Russia (4F)

Mountainous region, poor weather, 4 killed

08-Sep-12

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12-Aug-12 AF-808 Mil Mi-24 (1 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya (7F)

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter completely burnt out (photo), except the last part of the tail which revealed its serial AF-808. … Read more »

12-Aug-12

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12-Aug-12 AF-807 Mil Mi-24 (2 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter ended up almost completely inverted on its rotorhead in an area of long grass – photo… Read more »

12-Aug-12

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12-Aug-12 AF-8** Mil Mi-24 (3 of 3) Mount Kenya, Kenya

Three Mi-24 helicopters of a group of four ferrying from Uganda to Somalia impacted Mount Kenya in poor weather and in close formation – all three wrecks within 1km of each other approx 11,000ft above sea level.  This helicopter ended up in a 45 degree left bank situation in a wooded area (photo).  7 on… Read more »

12-Aug-12

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Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year

Azerbaijan to receive 64 new military helicopters this year

From contracts signed in 2010, Azerbaijan will this year receive a total of 64 helicopters, consisting of 40 Mi-17V1 and 24 Mi-35M models, being built by the Kazan and Rostvertol plants.  This all adds up to the largest aviation contract signed between the two countries. Nikolai Vanesev – HeliHub.com Moscow correspondent

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-12

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Southern Museum of Flight adds Mi-24 Hind

Southern Museum of Flight adds Mi-24 Hind

The Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama is expected to take delivery of a Mil Mi-24 Hind gunship helicopter this week.  It is one of two ex-Soviet exhibits due this spring, the other being an Antonov AN-2 Colt fixed wing. See also http://southernmuseumofflight.org/ William P Johnson – HeliHub.com US correspondent

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-12

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Heli-Expo HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display detailed

Heli-Expo HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display detailed

The HELI-EXPO 2012 exhibit floor will feature the inaugural HFI Heritage of Helicopters Display at static display #30 in Hall A of the Dallas Convention Center. The Helicopter Foundation International has secured the loan of these historic aircraft from several Texas museums, including the Cold War Museum in Lexington, the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, and the Collings Foundation in Houston…. Read more »

Source: HFI, 02-Feb-12

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Ukrainian Army to adopt upgraded Mi-24 in March

Ukrainian Army to adopt upgraded Mi-24 in March

The upgraded version of the Mi-24 helicopter will be adopted by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in March 2012, Andriy Artiushenko, the director of development and procurement of weapons and military equipment of the Ministry of Defense, briefed the press Tuesday. “The modernized Mi-24 undergoes tests at one of the Ministry of Defense’s training grounds. In… Read more »

Source: Ukrinform, 01-Feb-12

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29-Nov-11 Mil Mi-24 Pruzhany, Belarus (3F)

The helicopter was doing training flights and crashed down during landing approach.  All three POB killed

29-Nov-11

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Belarus to open Mi-24 maintenance facility in Nigeria

Belarus to open Mi-24 maintenance facility in Nigeria

Belarusian company BVST currently maintains the Nigerian Air Force’s fleet of Mi-35 helicopters and Nigeria has sent pilots and engineers to train in Belarus.  (see full story)

Source: DefenceWeb, 17-Oct-11

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Russia grounds Mi-24

Russia grounds Mi-24

Russia’s Air Force have reportedly grounded their Mi-24 fleet following a fatal crash on Friday.  The attack helicopter went down in the Far East region of Primorye earlier on Friday that killed one and injuring two others on board in the ensuing fire. As with all helicopter accidents and incidents, it is listed in our… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Aug-11

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26-Aug-11 Mil Mi-24 Chernigovka, Russia (1F)

Reported as a rough landing on a routine training flight – and resulted in Mi-24 fleet being suspended

26-Aug-11

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Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

Mini-HeliDays event to run as Czech Air Force confirm Mi-17 and Mi-24

Following a last minute rally led by the Czech Air Force, a Mini-HeliDays event will take place at Weston-super-Mare this year after all, using the Heliport at The Helicopter Museum instead of the traditional sea front venue. Taking place on the weekend of 23rd-24th July, the helicopter line up is expected to include at least… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 18-Jul-11

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India ready to withdrawn final 4 helicopters from UN operations

India ready to withdrawn final 4 helicopters from UN operations

The Telegraph India has reported that India is preparing to withdraw the last four Mi-35 attack helicopters next month, citing strong domestic need for the aircraft. The contract with Monusco (the UN’s mission in Democratic Republic of Congo) expires in less than two weeks on 4th July.  However, the Congo is heading towards a residential… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-11

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Terma to supply aircraft survivability equipment for Polish Mi-17 and Mi-24s

Terma to supply aircraft survivability equipment for Polish Mi-17 and Mi-24s

Terma is contracted by the Polish Defense for the supply of aircraft survivability equipment for 22 helicopters. As main supplier, Terma is to deliver electronics, aerostructures, test, and training of 250 Polish Defense employees in the application and maintenance of the equipment. The entire program comprises delivery of pods containing sensors and flares for exterior… Read more »

Source: Terma, 21-Jun-11

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12-Jun-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

Landing accident with 4 POB – no injuries and only light damage to the helicopter.

12-Jun-11

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13-Apr-11 Mil Mi-24 Khartoum, Sudan (1F)

Sudanese Air Force Mi-24 attempting to take off from the military airport in Khartoum crashed on Wednesday morning, killing one of three people on board after an engine caught fire, the army said.

13-Apr-11

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09-Apr-11 854 Mil Mi-24 Brega region, Libya (3F)

Shot down by pro-Gadaffi troops.  A second helicopter was also shot down and has a separate entry in HeliHub accident data

09-Apr-11

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06-Mar-11 Mil Mi-24 Ras Lanuf, Libya

Libyan Air Force helicopter shot down by rebels and fell into the sea

06-Mar-11

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Cash-strapped Bulgaria to sell 12 helicopters

Cash-strapped Bulgaria to sell 12 helicopters

The Bulgarian Air Force, already well known to be short of cash, is to sell 12 helicopters – six Mi-17s and six Mi-24 gunships.  The funds raised will then be used to refurbish and upgrade a further six of each type. In the last couple of years, Bulgaria has taken delivery of twelve AS532 Cougar… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jan-11

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26-Jan-11 Mil Mi-24 Ghazni, Afghanistan

NATO says a coalition helicopter has landed on its side after experiencing mechanical trouble during takeoff from a military base in eastern Afghanistan.  No injuries.  Report from Poland quotes that “the helicopter was spinning on its axis” and fell to the ground, sustaining heavy damage.

26-Jan-11

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Lebanon requested ten Mi-24s, Russia offers six

Lebanon requested ten Mi-24s, Russia offers six

Russia has offered a collection of weapons, for free, to Lebanon. This will include six Mi-24 helicopter gunships, 31 T-72 tanks, 36 130-millimeter artillery and 500,000 rounds of ammunition for artillery Lebanon already has.

Source: Strategy Page, 26-Nov-10

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Poland offers its own upgrades to Mi-8 and Mi-24

Poland offers its own upgrades to Mi-8 and Mi-24

Warsaw Institute of Technology Air Force has developed its own version of the upgrade cockpit in multi-purpose Mi-8 and Mi-17 as well as the Mi-24

Source: AVE, 19-Oct-10

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14-Sep-10 Mil Mi-24 Berdsk, Russia

Helicopter was damaged during ground transportation at night – incident timed at 23:40 local

14-Sep-10

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Terma to protect Polish helicopters

Terma to protect Polish helicopters

This week, Terma signed a contract with the Polish Defense for the supply of self-protection equipment for 22 Polish helicopters. In many ways, the contract with a total value of a three-digit million figure is a milestone. To date, this is the largest contract on self-protection equipment which Terma has entered into. Further, it is… Read more »

Source: Terma, 16-Jul-10

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13-Jul-10 (Serial TBA) Mil Mi-24 Dagestan, Russia

13-Jul-10

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Procedural irregularities delay upgrades of Peruvian Mi-24s

Procedural irregularities delay upgrades of Peruvian Mi-24s

Changes may cancel project entirely, but likely to go ahead and tenders open to more bidders including organisations in Belarus and Ukraine.

Source: Defensa, 02-Jun-10

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04-May-10 (Serial TBA) Mil MI-24 Jihlavsku, Czech Republic

04-May-10

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Peru to buy six Mi-17s and two Mi-35s

Peru to buy six Mi-17s and two Mi-35s

Defense Minister Rafael Rey announced Thursday that Peru is proceed towards the financing and acquisition of eight helicopters

Source: http://www.univision.com/contentroot/wirefeeds/50noticias/8194033.shtml, 23-Apr-10

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Russia delivers first three Mi-35s to Brazil

Russia delivers first three Mi-35s to Brazil

Russia has delivered the first batch of Mi-35M Hind E attack helicopters to Brazil, a Russian state arms exporter said on Thursday.

Source: RIA Novosti, 26-Mar-10

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Russia to supply Mi-24 gunships to Lebanon

Russia to supply Mi-24 gunships to Lebanon

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman returned Friday from a two-day official visit to Moscow and announced that Russia had agreed to provide his country with Mi-24 helicopters

Source: Ya Libnan, 27-Feb-10

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03-Dec-09 [Serial TBA] Mil MI-24V Ghazni Province, Afghanistan

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27-Nov-09 SAH-4412 Mi-24 near Paravian Ella, Sri Lanka (4F)

27-Nov-09

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31-Jul-09 Mil Mi-24 on route from Kabul to the Ghazni province, Afghanistan

31-Jul-09 Mil Mi-24 on route from Kabul to the Ghazni province, Afghanistan

31-Jul-09

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Macedonia reveals Mi-24V “Alexander” upgrade

Source: Air Serbia, 24-Jul-09

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17-Jun-09 Mil Mi-24 Ucharal, Almatinskaya Region, Kazakhstan

17-Jun-09 Mil Mi-24 , Kazakhstan

17-Jun-09

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Afghan Army Air Corps set to reintroduce Mi-35

Afghan Army Air Corps set to reintroduce Mi-35

Afghanistan’s National Army Air Corps is preparing to transition its Mi-35 Hind helicopters into an operational attack role for the first time with planning underway to allow their use in overwatch and convoy support missions.

Source: Rotorhub, 29-May-09

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Sri Lanka Air Force buys more Mi-17 and Mi-24

Sri Lanka Air Force buys more Mi-17 and Mi-24

Sri Lanka has ordered a number of military transport helicopters and other weaponry from Russia, the country’s defense secretary said in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti.

Source: RIA Novosti, 15-May-09

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Russia to deliver twelve Mi-35M attack helicopters to Brazil this year

Source: RIA Novosti, 11-Apr-09

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27-Feb-09 584 Mil Mi-24 Inowroclaw, Poland (1F)

27-Feb-09 584 Mil Mi-24 Inowroclaw, Poland

27-Feb-09

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03-Feb-09 Mil Mi-24 near Pugachyov airfield, Russia (3F)

3-Feb-09 Mil Mi-24 near Pugachyov airfield, Russia

03-Feb-09

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