Uganda Air-Force Mil Mi-24 Helicopters Go Missing in Kenyan AirspaceAugust 12 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
Intelligence briefs confirmed by Strategic Intelligence confirm that Ugandan air-force helicopters have gone missing in Kenyan airspace while one has landed in Wajir military air-base
Intelligence reports confirm the landing of one Ugandan defense forces attack helicopter at Wajir military air-base in Kenya while 3-other attack helicopters have gone missing in the Kenyan air-space.
Kenyan intelligence and military were aware of the flight path to be used by the Ugandan who were about to deploy the airforce gunship helicopters in Somalia.
The Mil Mi-24 (NATO reporting name: Hind) is a large, heavy helicopter gunship and attack helicopter and 8-troop capacity war craft produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force.
Uganda had acquired Mil-24 Hinds most of which were unserviceable but later contracted Russian experts to refurbish them at Soroti Flying School.
UPDF-AMISOM has been in Somalia for more than half a decade and has struggled to make headway outside the Mogadishu corridor successfully.