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Military Helicopters

The mysterious ban on Ian Khama’s helicopter

An H225.As they do not need a runway, politicians love helicopters but in Britain and Norway, a ban on a model used by the president of Botswana, General Ian Khama, has aviation experts shaking their heads.

   

Chinese peacekeeping helicopters arrive in Sudan

A Chinese Mi-171.China’s first peacekeeping helicopter unit has arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum to join the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

   

Egypt to get additional Ka-52s

The first Ka-52 helicopter for Egypt.The Egyptian military will receive Ka-52K Katran helicopters for its Mistral class landing helicopter dock vessels, in addition to the Ka-52 Alligators it is receiving.

   

Busy times for the Rooivalk

A Rooivalk in UN colours during the 2017 Air Capability Demonstration.Last year was a busy year for the Rooivalk, with the attack helicopter firing thousands of cannon rounds and rockets at rebels in the DRC and Denel pushing ahead with a possible upgrade and export sales of the aircraft.

   

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