Kenya army’s 50-Air Calvary Division has acquire much dreaded ground attack helicopters from Russia.
50-ACB acquired Russian about 16 units of the dreaded ground attack MI-28 Attack helicopters after the success of the unit in Somalia operation.
The air Calvary has been instrumental in destroying Al-Shabaab capabilities particularly in rescuing ground forces under attack besides carrying out precise attack on enemy troops.
The MI-28 helicopters are now being assembled in Kenya by Russian and Kenyan experts.
They will be tested before deployment while pilots are training on how to fly and engage enemies with the lethal attack helicopter.
The MI-28 is refered by NATO as Havoc is an all-weather day-night military tandem two-seat anti-armour attack helicopter.
One armament that is commonly seen amongst Mi-28s are a pair of 8 Ataka missile racks along with 2 B-13L rocket pods, each able to carry 5 S-13 rockets.
Other rocket options include two B-8 rocket pods, each able to carry up to 20 S-8 rockets. The 30 mm chain gun is a staple amongst all Mi-28 combat loads.