Two transport-combat helicopter Mi-8 MTV 5-1 entered service of the Russian base Kant in Kyrgyzstan. This was reported today by the press service of the CVO, which includes foreign military object.

the air Base will be Supplement up to the end of June this year. It will be upgraded helicopters with the onboard defense systems, they will replace older cars, standing on the arms of the base.

“the Cockpit is equipped with lighting equipment which is adapted for night vision goggles, told the CVO of new helicopters. – This enables the pilots to fly in darkness at low altitudes, to be used for takeoff and landing unmarked area”.

the Pilots of the helicopter flight of Mi-8 have passed the theoretical and practical training in the combat training center in the Tver region.

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Russian military base in Kant is part of the Collective rapid response forces of the organization of collective security Treaty and participates in security airspace. In the asset airbase – su-25 and helicopters Mi-8.