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Nigeria orders Mi-171Sh, Mi-35M

12th September 2014 - 11:17 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


Nigeria has placed a large order for Russian military rotorcraft, including Mi-171Sh and Mi-35M helicopters, the deputy director general of Rosoboronexport, Russia’s defence export company, revealed on 12 September.

Sergey Goreslavsky was cited by the Russian TASS news agency as stating that a contract signed in August called for the delivery of a large batch of Mi-171Sh tactical transport helicopters and a few Mi-35M attack helicopters.

However, Goreslavsky declined to disclose the exact numbers of both orders. 

The Mi-171Shs is the latest military derivative of the Mi-8, built at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and which can be armed with a

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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