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Nigeria takes its second pair of Hinds

11th May 2018 - 11:02 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken delivery of two more Russian Helicopters Mi-35 Hind newly-built, night-capable attack helicopters.

The aircraft were airlifted to Makurda Air Base on 30 April by a Russian An-124-100 military transport aircraft and joined the first two examples of the same type which were delivered in January 2017.

The first pair of newly-delivered Hinds immediately participated in combat operations in May 2018 attacking a Boko Haram terrorist movement camp in Parisu, Borno State.

The existence of a Nigerian order for the Mi-35M was revealed for the first time by Rosoboronexport, Russia’s monopolist arms agency, in

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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