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.
#HappeningNow. The Antonov aircraft bearing the 2 additional brand new @NigAirForce Mi-35M helicopter gunships has touched down at NAF Base Makurdi at exactly 12.20pm. More details and pictures shortly... pic.twitter.com/YV5HQEGCe9
— AVM OA Adesanya (@NAFSpokesman) April 30, 2018
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.