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Buhari Meets Vladimir Putin, Signs Deal To Supply 12 Mi-35 Attack Helicopters To Nigeria




President Muhammadu Buhari and Vladimir Putin held bilateral talks during the Russia-Africa summit this week; Signs deal to supply 12 Mi-35 Attack Helicopters to Nigeria.



The government of Nigeria has signed a contract with Russia for the supply of 12 Mi-35 Attack helicopters gunships.

The deal was signed during the Russia-Africa summit as Russia welcomed Head of States from all African countries to the southern Russian city of Sochi this week.

A senior official at Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation confirmed the deal between the two countries.

“The contract has been signed – 12 helicopters, the contract is underway,”

The two countries also signed a deal to revival of our refineries and a restart of the decaying Ajaokuta steel company.


About The Mi-35M Attack Helicopters

The 8-passenger Mi-35M attack helicopter, nicknamed the “flying tank”, is an export version of Mil Mi-24V large attack helicopter.

The Mi-35 “flying tanks” are Russia’s answer to Boeing’s Apache large helicopter gunship. Over 918 of them are in service with nearly five dozen militaries around the world.