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Russia Exports Helicopters to Iraq

Russia will supply over 10 fully armed and equipped Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq under a multi-billion dollar agreement, a representative of the country's state arms exporter told RIA Novosti.

Russia and Iraq signed a $4.3 billion agreement on cooperation in the defense and technology sector last year, and this is the first time the number of Night Hunters under the contract has been disclosed.

Alexander Mikheyev, deputy general director at state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, said the helicopter contract also covered pilot and technical personnel training and the delivery of essential weapons systems.

This is the first contract with Iraq under the package agreement, he added.

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