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Army Aviation of Western Military Command reinforced with six newest transport helicopters

19.11.2013 / Interfax-AVN

Six Mi-8MTV-5 (Mi-17V-5) military transport helicopters produced by Russian Helicopters arrived on Tuesday at the airbase of Army Aviation of Western military command, located near Saint-Petersburg, Colonel Oleg Kochetkov, the representative of Command, informed Interfax-AVN.

“Very soon the airbase flight personnel are to commence pre-planned flights on this type of aircraft. New helicopters are capable of accomplishing missions in troops transportation, as well as in providing fire support to land forces”, Kochetkov said.

He highlighted that in 2013 the Command’s aviation already inducted more than 25 units of new and upgraded aircraft, including Su-34 frontline bombers, MiG-31BM fighters-interceptors, Mi-28NE “Night Hunter”, Mi-26 and Mi-8MTV-5 rotorcraft. 

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