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Iraq to Receive Russian Military Helicopters

The Iraqi government is expanding its armed forces.
Iraqi Air Force helicopters participate in a flypast ceremony marking the Iraqi Army's 91st anniversary in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Shalash (IRAQ - Tags: MILITARY TRANSPORT ANNIVERSARY) - RTR2VY96
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On June 18, an Iraqi military source confirmed that the air force command will receive “Alligator” combat helicopters from Russia in the coming period.

In a statement to Al-Monitor, the source, a senior Iraqi army officer, said that "the aircraft will be of the Ka-52 and Mi-28NE models from the French Le Bourget Air Show.”

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