MOSCOW, Oct. 10 — Reuters
East Military District (OIE) added five new transport and attack helicopters Mi-8 AMTSH, which are known informally as "The Terminator", the press service of the OIE on Thursday.
"In the Eastern Military District received five new Mi-8 AMTSH. Representatives from the Air Force and Air Defense District in the factory in Buryatia spent the acceptance of combat helicopters and necessary documentation. Currently pilots depart length of about three thousand kilometers from Ulan-Ude the airbase TSBs stationed in Khabarovsk. Soon new combat helicopters will be put into operation and will be part of the army aviation airbase District "- said in a statement.
In the future, the new Mi-8 AMTSH will be involved in carrying out training flights and combat missions during the day and at night. To do this, they are equipped with modern navigation equipment, which allows them to fly in all weather conditions, explained in the press service of the county.
Mi-8AMTSh — transport-attack helicopter, designed on the basis of the Mi-8. The helicopter is equipped with armored crew members. "The highlight of the" distinguishing AMTSH from the previous ones, "eight", is the inclusion of the armed anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) "Attack" or "Storm", guided missiles, air-to-air "Needle".