Slovakia Ukraine donation Mi 17 0845 LZSL 01Sep18 Raymond van Dijkhuizen 640Slovakia donates helicopters to Ukraine

On 16 June 2022, the Slovakian Minister of Defence, Jaroslav Nagy, reported that the country donated one Mil Mi-2 and four Mil Mi-17s transport helicopters to Ukraine. According to the information, these former Vzdušné sily Ozbrojených síl Slovenskej Republiky (SAF, Slovak Air Force) helicopters have already been replaced by the Sikorsky UH-60M Black hawk.

Slovakia already repairs and modernises Ukraine military equipment in the Konstrukta Defense repair plant in Moldava nad Bodvou. Konstrukta Defense is the manufacturer of the 155mm self-propelled Howitzer Zuzana 2. Early June, Jaroslav Nagy announced that Ukraine signed a contract for the production and supply of eight self-propelled Howitzers to Ukraine.

The Slovak Air Force had around ten Mi-17s operational, but with the delivery of the Black Hawks there is less need for the Mi-17. All Mi-2s were withdrawn from use some years ago.

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Photo by Raymond van Dijkhuizen (Scramble Archive)

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