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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Re-commissioned? Soviet nuke-capable sub-killing copter comeback slated

Mi-14 HazeThe Russian Navy has reportedly expressed interest in resurrecting the once-feared nuclear-capable Mi-14 anti-submarine helicopter. In the 1990s, Washington insisted on their decommissioning, along with strategic bombers and ballistic missiles.

Following the news two weeks ago that Russia is preparing to renew production of the Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ supersonic strategic bomber and missile carrier, it’s reported that the Mil Mi-14 Soviet anti-submarine helicopter could soon be back on production line.

Business Online media outlet from Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, where the Mi-14 was produced, says that its capital's Kazan Helicopter Works (KVZ) is preparing to return the Mi-14 to the Russian Navy.

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