MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Over 20 attack helicopters will boost the Russian Armed Forces on the country’s western border by the end of 2015, the senior spokesperson of Russia’s Western Military District said Tuesday.
"New army aircraft are equipped with cutting-edge electronics that allow them to perform training and combat tasks 24 hours a day in any weather conditions," the District’s press service chief, Col. Oleg Kochetkov said.
The announcement comes amid increased tensions as a result of the US-led NATO military presence increase on Russia’s border in Eastern Europe.
- A Mil Mi-28-NE Havoc [Night Hunter] attack helicopter© Sputnik / Sergey Pyatakov
- MI 26T cargo helicopter© Sputnik / Ramil Sitdikov
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