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Buhari unveil combat transport helicopters


PRESIDENT BUHARI UNVEIL 2X AGUSTA 109P AND ONE Mi-171 HELICOPTER GUNSHIP. TOUR 0B. L-R; , President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief of Air Staff Air Mashal Sadique Abubakar and Speaker Rt Hon Femi Gbajabiamila during the induction ceremony of 2 X Agusta 109P Helicopter Gunship and One Mi-171 Medium Lift Helicopter for the Nigerian Airforces held at the Eagle Square in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE FEB 6 2020







The Mi-171sh is a military transport helicopter based on the civilian Mi-171 helicopter. Per Second News gathered that it is produced by the Ulan-Use Aviation Plant (UUAP), part of Russian Helicopters. It can be deployed on a range of missions, including the airlifting of assault forces, transportation of cargoes, troop fire support, air-to- surface attack, escort of the Military columns, medical evacuation and combat search and rescue.

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