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Nigerian Air Force to receive 10 Mi-35M attack helicopters in 2018

Posted 4 July 2017 · Add Comment

The Russian Federal Service for Technical-Military Cooperation (FSTMC) says it will complete the delivery of 12 Mi-35M attack helicopters to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 2018, correcting earlier reports suggesting the sale involved (Sukhoi) Su-30M fighter jets. By Oscar Nkala

FSTMC Deputy Director-General Anatoly Punchuk told Russian-language news outlet RIA Novosti that following the delivery of two units in January, Nigeria would receive its balance of 10 Mi-35M attack helicopters in the course of 2018. 

Last week, reports carried by several global media outlets erroneously stated that Nigeria had acquired Su-30 fighter jets.

The two Mi-35M helicopters that were delivered to Nigeria in January have been deployed to counter-insurgency missions against Islamist rebel movement Boko Haram.

 

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