The Mozambican military appears to have received at least one new Mi-17 helicopter from Russia, photographs released on social media indicate.
Two of the three photographs showed an Antonov An-124-100 from the 224 th Flight Unit of the Russian Air Force being unloaded at a location that could be identified as Nacala airport in northern Mozambique.
The third photograph showed a 'dolphin-nosed' Mi-17 helicopter being manhandled by a mixed group of Russian and men wearing Mozambican camouflaged fatigues. The helicopter was missing its main rotor blades but appeared otherwise in pristine condition, suggesting it is a new aircraft.
It was painted in the same livery as the one worn by a Mozambican Mi-8 that crashed in April in Cabo Delgado Province.
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