The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was replenished with Mi-24 attack helicopters from the Polish Air Force, Warsaw handed over a batch of rotorcraft to Kyiv. It is reported by The Wall Street Journal, citing sources..
According to the American edition, Poland handed over ten Mi-24 helicopters from its own Air Force to Ukraine. The deal was not made public, nothing was said about her, so no details, except for the number of helicopters, no. is approved, that all Polish rotorcraft are already on the territory of Ukraine.
There is no official confirmation of this information from Kyiv., Ukrainian news resources also do not comment on the situation.. On the other hand, delivery of helicopters is quite real, the potential transfer of equipment was also announced in Kyiv, and in Warsaw. At the beginning 2022 the Polish Air Force had 28 Mi-24D/V attack helicopters, in service with the 1st Aviation Brigade of the Ground Forces, which includes the 49th air base in Pruszcz Gdanski and the 56th air base in Inowroclaw. Some of these helicopters participated in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has been upgraded, having received compatibility with night vision goggles and improved navigation equipment.
Previously, Poland intended to carry out further modernization of the Mi-24, basically, replacing weapons with Western. In particular, it was proposed to install an Israeli Spike ATGM on a helicopter. But after the decision to purchase American helicopters, they decided to abandon these plans..
In September last year, Warsaw announced plans to purchase 96 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, which should be replaced in the troops “aging park” combat helicopters Mi-24. At the same time in Kiev they announced, that Polish helicopters will go into service with the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.