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Two Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters entered service with the Russian military base Kant

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Two Mi-8MTV5-1 helicopters entered service with the Russian military base Kant

The Russian military base "Kant" in Kyrgyzstan received two transport and combat helicopters Mi-8MTV5-1. This was reported by the press service of the Central Military District.


According to the report, helicopters made a flight from the Chelyabinsk region, breaking more than 2 thousand kilometers. On the way, the helicopter crews carried out two refueling: one in the Omsk region, the second - in Kazakhstan. Pilots preliminarily underwent theoretical and practical training at the Center for Combat Training and Retraining of Army Flight Personnel aviation in Torzhok.

The press service noted that the helicopters are equipped with an airborne defense system. In the cockpit, new lighting equipment was installed, adapted for the use of night vision goggles, communication facilities were replaced with more modern ones. The helicopter is armed with C8 unguided missiles and a 23 mm gun.

It is noted that the helicopters arriving at Kant will replace the more obsolete models that are in service with the Russian base.

As the wound reported, the Russian Kant military base has been operating in Kyrgyzstan since 2003, and is part of the Central Military District. In service are Su-25 attack aircraft, Mi-8 helicopters and other military equipment.
Photos used:
Press service of the Central Military District
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  1. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 8 July 2020 13: 49 New
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    It has long been necessary to update the equipment at the base in Kant.
    1. Kostyar
      Kostyar 8 July 2020 22: 35 New
      -1
      Update slowly, Maaskwa was not immediately built ...
  2. not main
    not main 8 July 2020 21: 30 New
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    The helicopter is armed with C8 unguided missiles and a 23 mm gun.
    I wonder where the gun is. If in overhead containers, then you need to write! And so it seems that I am writing about what I know nothing about!
  3. divanka2021
    divanka2021 8 July 2020 23: 12 New
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    I don’t understand, but something with his weapons is weak?
    drive such a colossus
  4. Federal1
    Federal1 9 July 2020 10: 43 New
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    I love the name of this base "CUNT" good good It’s unlikely that the clubheads tried in the army, but for the Americans it’s a banter!
    1. Victorio
      Victorio 9 July 2020 12: 03 New
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      Quote: Federal1
      I love the name of this base "CUNT" good good It’s unlikely that the clubheads tried in the army, but for the Americans it’s a banter!

      ===
      Kant - Kyrgyz sugar
    2. ROMAKS
      ROMAKS 9 July 2020 15: 22 New
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      Kant in Kyrgyz, translated "sugar".
  5. TatarinSSSR
    TatarinSSSR 10 July 2020 00: 54 New
    0
    The good news