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Russia to receive new Mi-26s by 2025

12th October 2017 - 10:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Air Force will receive updated Mi-26 helicopters by 2025 as part of the country's helicopter rearmament programme, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 5 October.

The Mi-26 helicopter has a heavy lift cargo capacity of 20t. The aircraft is used for transportation of airborne units and equipment, and can also be used for evacuation and fire-fighting operations.

Russian Helicopters is upgrading Russian Air Force Mi-26s as well as building 22 new helicopters to the latest standard.

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