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Russia revives $4.3 billion Iraq arms deal

3rd July 2013 - 13:30 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London

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Russia plans to deliver ten Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq within the next few months, it has been revealed.

Speaking to Russian press on 28 June, Alexander Mikheyev, deputy general director at Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, confirmed the resumption of a multibillion dollar arms deal between Moscow and Bagdad first announced in 2012.

Mikheyev told RIA Novosti the delivery would mark the first contract with Iraq under the new package agreement, and includes pilot and technical personnel training, and the delivery of essential weapons systems.

Questions remain about the final number of Mi-28s to be delivered to

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