Mar 22, 2013
The legendary Russian Mi-24 attack helicopter turns 40
The assembly of first multi-role Mi-24 attack helicopter was started at Rostov Helicopter Plant 40 years ago, press-service of Russian Helicopters Holding Company reports.
Mi-24, Legendary Russian Attack Helicopter, Turns 40 This Year
The design of the Mi-24, a strike and transport helicopter was, was so successful that versions are still in use today: some 1,500 Mi-24s serve with the armed forces of 60 countries worldwide.
Algeria's military goes on an arms spree
Algeria's powerful armed forces, which operate Africa's largest defense budget, are seeking a 14 percent hike in defense spending as they awaits delivery of two German A200 frigates and 19 Russian T-90 tanks.
Aged air force inventory highlights Mali's weakness
Mali's request for armed assistance from France during its ongoing battle against al-Qaeda and Islamist militants reflects the limited capabilities of the African nation's own armed forces.