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Venezuela to purchase attack helicopters from Russia
« on: January 26, 2008, 03:55:19 PM »
Venezuela to purchase attack helicopters from Russia
The Venezuelan government placed an order with Russian weapons manufacturer Rostvertol for attack helicopters MI-28N.
The firm's director Boris Sliusar said it was "premature to talk about deadlines and quantities," because "the agreement is yet to be initialed."  However, he said the first units were likely to be delivered in the first half of 2009, news agency Ria Novosti said.   Mi-28N choppers -known as "Night Hunter"- are last-generation attack helicopters with a major goal to provide air support to terrestrial troops, regardless of weather conditions. With an outstanding flight speed (186 m/h), it is virtually invisible to anti-aircraft defense.

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http://english.eluniversal.com/2008/01/24/en_pol_art_venezuela-to-purchas_24A1328931.shtml

 



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