The Ministry of defense of Russia transferred to Syria the latest combat helicopters Mi-28N and Ka-52. This is evidenced by the video of the TV channel "Star" and Reuters, made on the base Hamim. Previously, Air and space forces of Russia were used for strikes on the terrorists only attack helicopters Mi-24P and Mi-35.
Flying over the airbase helicopter Mi-28N captured in 15 seconds video, filmed by Reuters. Ka-52 is seen at the beginning of the video "Stars" on the background of front-line bomber su-24. Ka-52 is without blades, which probably suggests that he only recently was transferred to the base military transport aircraft.
Previously, Air and space forces Russia used in Syria, only military helicopters Mi-24 and Mi-35. At the same time the Mi-28N, known as the "Night hunter", used for attacks by terrorists from the Iraq air force.
President Vladimir Putin on the evening of March 14, gave the order to withdraw from Syria the basic part of Russian military contingent. According to the President, due to the fact that the military has solved almost all the tasks set before them.
Later the defense Ministry informed that Russian aviation continue to strike at terrorists in Syria. According to media reports, at the airbase Mamim will remain front-line squadron of su-24 bombers, but also fighter jets and helicopters.
Russia has deployed in Syria a group of aircraft and supporting units in September 2015 and 30 September, the aircraft involved in the strikes on radical Islamist groups. The basis for this operation was the official address of the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad provide military assistance.