Sep 5, 2014
Iraqi MoD confirms delivery of first Mi-28s
The helicopters shown did not have their stub wings or rotor blades fitted, suggesting they had been recently delivered. They also lacked the mast-mounted radar 360° millimetre-wave radar, although it is unclear if the Iraqi versions will eventually be fitted with this system.
It was announced in October 2012 that Iraq had ordered over 40 Mi-28NE and Mi-35M helicopters, but the precise numbers were not revealed until Russian helicopter manufacturer Rostvertol released a report earlier this year.
The arrival of the first four of the 28 Mi-35M assault helicopters ordered by Iraq was announced in November 2013. The Iraqi MoD announced in May that a second consignment had arrived.