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05 September 2016

Algerian Mi-28s Displayed for First Time

Six of the Algerian Air Force’s new Mi-28NE attack helicopters were seen in public for the first time in late August, participating in a live fire exercise at the Ain Ouessara air base during an inspection by Lt.Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army.

Algerian Mi-28s Displayed for First Time 

The third operator of the Mi-28NE (after Iraq and Russia,) Algeria has 42 of the attack helicopter on order: Initial deliveries took place in May this year. The aircraft are being delivered in a dual control configuration, allowing either crew member to pilot the aircraft.

The helicopters seen at Ain Ouessara carried the mast-mounted N025E radar and rocket pods for the 87mm S-8. Launch tubes for either the 9M114 KOKON or 9M120 ATAKA air to surface missiles were also reported.