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Eight Mi-8 helicopters for Russian Army CMD

11th February 2019 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Army’s aviation brigade stationed in the Chelyabinsk region of the Central Military District (CMD) has received eight new Mi-8 MTV-5 transport combat helicopters, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 6 February.

The helicopters were commissioned by CMD at the Kazan plant. They have now been deployed at the military airfield in the southern Urals, where crew have started training flights.

The Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopter is designed to transport troops and cargo weighing up to 4t, as well as provide fire support of ground units in day and night.

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