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AH-1Z and UH-1Y on show in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic ordered four Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters and eight UH-1Y Venom utility rotorcraft in December 2019, so it was not surprising to see examples of both from the USMC in the NATO Air Days static display from September 18-19

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Russia signs contract for first upgraded Ka-52Ms

Russian Helicopters announced on August 24 that it had signed a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defence to supply the first modernised Ka-52M attack helicopters

Russia orders first batch of modernised Ka-52Ms

Russian Helicopters has been contracted to supply the first batch of upgraded serial production Kamov Ka-52M 'Alligator' attack helicopters to the Russian MOD, with deliveries expected to begin in 2022

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IN-DEPTH: Iran's recently upgraded AH-1J Cobra fleet

Operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Iran's small Bell AH-1J fleet has seen a fair share of indigenous modernization in recent years, as we explain

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LOM conducts test flight of Mi-35 3362

After 20 months undergoing rework with LOM Praha, Czech Air Force Mi-35 Hind 3362 has conducted its first flight from Kbely air base on July 29

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European Mi-24/35 Survey: Twilight Years of Cypriot Hinds?

Cyprus has been a well-established Mil Mi-35P operator since 2001. However, due to spares shortages, overhaul demands and budget woes, the future of the Hind-F in the Cypriot National Guard's ranks remain uncertain, as we explain

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European Mi-24/35 Survey: Bulgaria's Marginal Capability

Having once boasted a 44-strong Hind fleet, the Bulgarian Air Force's attack helicopter capability was cut in half in 1999 and later reduced to just six Mi-24Vs, with just two examples being airworthy at any one time. We provide expert analysis on Bulgaria's remaining Hind fleet

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Inside the 2021 edition of Russia's Aviadarts competition

We report on the latest edition of Aviadarts – the well-established and strongly contested Russian Aerospace Forces combat employment competition

US Army orders more AH-64Es from Boeing

The US Army Contracting Command has contracted Boeing to remanufacture an additional 12 AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters into the AH-64E Apache Guardian configuration

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 5

As rivals to Rafale mull fast jet secondhand offerings and the US hits an unmanned aviation first, Air Warrior Podcast host Richard Thomas chats with freelance defence journalist Alexander Mladenov on the venerable Mi-24 attack helicopter as the type nears 50 years in military service