Cyprus Air Command decided to change camouflage colors on their Mi-35 Hinds. This sandy desert camo will do more effect during day, but during night actions too. I must agree that previous, black camouflage was too black and shiny if you look on terrain colors.
All 11 Hinds will be changed to desert camo.
12 Hinds were delivered, 1 lost in accident in 2006. Major upgrade was planned in 2010 for the addition of night capability and self-defensive systems but this has been delayed for the foreseeable future.