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Thursday, 04 July 2013 09:32
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World Air Force News - Iraq
 
 
The delivery of Russian-made attack helicopter Mi-28NE for Iraq will begin in September 2013.
 
The deliveries of Russian Mi-28NE Night Hunter to Baghdad are to begin in September 2013, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in an interview with Interfax. The contract for the purchase of ten helicopters was included in the package of agreements in the amount of $4.2 billion," said the Iraqi prime minister.
     
The deliveries of Russian Mi-28NE Night Hunter to Baghdad are to begin in September 2013, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in an interview with Interfax. The contract for the purchase of ten helicopters was included in the package of agreements in the amount of $4.2 billion," said the Iraqi prime minister.
Russian-made Mi-28NE attack helicopter at MAKS 2013, Moscow Air Show.
     
When asked what other weapons Russia is to supply in accordance with the contracts, al-Maliki mentioned air defense systems, but did not specify which ones exactly.

The news about the supplies of Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopters to Iraq, arrived from a source in the Russian defense complex. During the June air show in Le Bourget, deputy head of Russia's defense export giant Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheyev, confirmed the information.

There are no problems in the implementation of last year's contracts for the supplies of Russian military hardware to Iraq, the Prime Minister of Iraq said. "The cost of the contracts makes up $4.2 billion. All of them have been signed, all are being executed - there are no problems," - he added.

The press service of the Russian government informed about the signing of contracts between Moscow and Baghdad in the sphere of defense cooperation on the threshold of al-Maliki's previous visit to Russia in October 2012. Later it was reported that the contracts provided for the sale of 30 attack helicopters Mi-28N and 42 anti-aircraft missile and gun systems Pantsir-S1.

 
 
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