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Iraq to receive additional Mi-28 helicopters: reports

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A Russian source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Moscow is planning to send a new batch of about 20 Mil Mi-28NE dual-control helicopters to Iraq.”

Iraq to receive additional Mi-28 helicopters: reports

On Tuesday, Iraqi News reported citing an unnamed Russian source that Iraq will receive a new batch of Mi-28 helicopters from Russia.

The source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Moscow is planning to send a new batch of about 20 Mil Mi-28NE dual-control helicopters to Iraq.”

However, Russia and Iraq signed a $4.2–$5.0 billion weapons contract, including 30 Mi-28N helicopters on 9 October 2012.  Although there were early complications, all parts of the $4.2 billion contracts were signed, and are being executed. The first contract for 10 Mi-28NE helicopters for Iraq began delivery in September 2013 and batch of 13 Mi-28NE helicopters was delivered in January 2014. In November, 2015 in the Battle of Ramadi, Iraqi Mi-28s have been used in combat against ISIS.

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