Russia Reinforces Air Base in Armenia with Attack, Transport Helicopters


YEREVAN (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Russia has deployed seven attack and transport helicopters MI-24 and Mi-8 to reinforce its military base in Armenia, RIA news agency quoted Russian Defense Ministry as saying on Tuesday, December 8.

“Another batch of helicopters will be deployed by year-end. The air assets will be assembled within a month, with pilots set to start scheduled flights afterwards,” the Ministry’s statement said.

According to the Ministry, Russian airbase, located in Yerevan, was formed in 1995. In November 1998, multipurpose MiG-29 were redeployed at the base, making it home to a squadron of MiG-29s and Mi-24 attack helicopters.