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Russia to get SOF/medevac-equipped Mi-8s

30th August 2018 - 12:15 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Kubinka

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The Russian MoD is interested in the procurement of an upgraded Mi-8 derivative dubbed the Mi-8AMTSh-VN for supporting operations of the country’s growing SOF community, including the airborne troops branch.

According to Sergey Romanenko, Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant (Mil MHP) executive director, there is a joint working team set up with the SOF community to undertake the integration of the Mi-8AMTSh-VN‘s equipment with the SOF systems in order to further enhance the effectiveness of the helicopter’s deployment and combat use.

The SOF will be served by an armed Mi-8 derivative with an enhanced hot-and-high capability and a digital mission suite,

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Alexander Mladenov

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

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