Two Attack Helicopters Were Destroyed and Two More Significantly Damaged at Airfield in pskov Oblast
A powerful explosion took place at the “Veretie” Air Force base of russian armed forces (pskov oblast, ostriv-5) on the night of October 31. Through the mining, two russian Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopters and one МІ-28Н were completely destroyed, two more were significantly damaged. As a result of the explosion, the wreckages of the helicopters were scattered in a radius of 200 meters.
Details regarding the destruction of other equipment and the deaths of personnel are being confirmed.
In order to eliminate the consequences of the explosions, as well as to “search for sabotage groups”, the personnel of the military unit were put on alert. Investigative actions are underway in the military unit.
Ka-52 “Alligator” (“Hokum B” according to the NATO classification) is a Russian-made intelligence and attack helicopter. The cost is about $16 million.
Attack helicopter MI-28N "Night Hunter" is a modified version of the basic Mi-28. It is effectively used at night time. It is designed for fire resistance against tanks and other armoured vehicles, as well as low-speed air targets and manpower. The estimated cost of the modified version is $16-18 million.