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Uganda Acquired the Mi-28N Havoc Attack Helicopter from Russia

Uganda Acquired the Mi-28N Havoc Attack Helicopter from Russia

The Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) appears to be a new Mil Mi-28 attack helicopter operator, which has been spotted for the first time in UPDF markings. Details on the Mi-28N acquisition remain sketchy, as Uganda is not known to be negotiating with Russia for the aircraft.

Three Mi-28s were seen at Entebbe Air Base on 15 June during a visit by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. It is unclear how many Mi-28s have been acquired or when they were delivered to Uganda. The UPDF has about a dozen Mi-24/35 attack helicopters in service, several Mi-8/Mi-17s, several AB 206 Jet Rangers, half a dozen Bell 205s, and a couple of Bell 212 helicopters.

Uganda Acquired the Mi-28N Havoc Attack Helicopter from RussiaBetween 2012 and 2021, Uganda’s military expenditure rose by 203 per cent, reaching $1.066 billion last year, an 8.3 per cent increase from $984.7 million in 2020.

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