Iraq wants to ditch Russian Mi-17s for US helicopters due to parts shortages.

The Iraqi Army wants to replace its fleet of Russian-made Mi-17 Hip armed transport helicopters with a mix of US-produced Bell 412EPX and Bell 412M. The marked reduction in the availability of Mi-17 spare parts due to Russia’s own needs as a consequence of its war against Ukraine has been a major factor in these … Read more

India making the deadliest Mi-17 helicopter in the world

The Indian Air Force has decided to add firepower to its Mi-17 helicopters by equipping them with Israeli-made Spike NLOS ATGM missiles. The Indian Air Force (IAF) is arming its Russian-origin choppers with Israeli Non-Line of Sight (NLOS) Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs). According to reports, the NLOS missiles are being ordered in limited numbers from … Read more

Russian S-400 shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter attacking the Bryansk region

The Russian S-400 air defense system received its first official kill in the ongoing Russia-Ukrainian war. A few hours ago, Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems were used to destroy a Ukrainian military Mi-8 helicopter. The helicopter was shot down when it was returning to the airbase after delivering strikes on the Bryansk region. At the same … Read more

Here’s a look at accident history of Indian air force Mi-17 Helicopter

From 2010 until now, India’s Mi-17V-5 helicopter model has encountered at least 7 serious accidents, killing more than 50 people. The latest accident happened on 12/8. Among the 13 victims, was the Chief of defence Staff of the Indian Armed forces – General Bipin Rawat. In February 2016, state corporation Rostec (Russia) handed over the last … Read more