Nigerian Air Force Receives New Mi-35M helicopter, expects more.

Nigeria acquired Mil Mi-35m gunship

Mil Mi-35m gunship

The Nigerian Air Force just recently received a fresh batch of the Russian-made Mil Mi-35M SuperHind assault helicopter on April 30th.

This information was disclosed by the Nigerian Air Force spokesman Air Vice Marshal OA Adesanya on Twitter.

 

 

The Chief of Aircraft Engineering, NAF Headquarters, Abuja, AVM Abdulganiyu Olabisi also disclosed that the two new mi-35M helicopters would be re-assembled at the Tactical Air Command, Maiduguri before being flown to Kaduna to be commissioned at the upcoming 54th Air Force day celebration.

Recall that the first two Mi-35 out of the 12-unit ordered were delivered to the Nigerian Air Force and formally inducted them into  service on April 25th.

This latest batch of Mi-35M attack helicopters are part of a haul of  twelve brand new units ordered from Russian Helicopters in September 2015.

 In June 2017, The Spokeman for the Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Adesanya O. revealed in a press statement that the Nigerian Air Force Mi-35M superHind gunship saw its combat debut against the boko haram terrorist sect.

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kudos NAF…. this would be useful until we get our super tucano and JF-17 fighter jets

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this new haul is making the fourth unit…
Nigeria is modernizing at a really cool rate.

can’t wait for the super tucano to arrive