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Algerian to receive 40 Russian helicopters

Posted 21 March 2016 · Add Comment

Algeria is due to receive 40 Attack helicopters, as part of a contract deal with Russia.

The MI-28 attack helicopters is capable of carrying out mission during the day and at night, as well as in extreme weather conditions.
 
The aircraft will come with a MI-28NE modification capability that allows it to be flown from the pilot’s cockpit and the operator pilot’s cockpit.
 
In 2005 Russia provided Algeria with 28 Su-30MKA, 16 Yak-130 jet trainers and 185 T-90S tanks and signed a contract in 2015 for the delivery of 14 Su-30MKA fighters beginning this year.
 
“The Algerian military is satisfied with the quality of Russian weapons, which has proven itself well in the specific conditions here, namely the desert with its extremely high temperatures and sandstorms,” said Alexander Zolotov, Russian Ambassador to Algeria.
 
Last month, Algeria and Russia commenced a plan to improve bilateral military and economic cooperation.

    

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