Mi-8 assault helicopters to join the Mozambican military as Jihadists are eased back

Fifteen Mozambican pilots being trained at the Paramount Technical Training Academy at Polokwane International Airport By defenceWeb Mozambique’s military will soon start using Mi-8 helicopters in the fight against insurgents in Cabo Delgado province as Dyck Advisory Group (DAG) private military contractors have their involvement reduced. This is according to Zitamar News, which reported that DAG is to end its involvement in the conflict on 6 April 2021. A well-placed source told Zitamar that DAG’s helicopter support would come to an end on 6 April, and from then on, air support would be provided by Mozambican military helicopters recently acquired from Paramount, and flown by Mozambican pilots trained by Paramount and its partner company, Burnham Global.

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