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Russian Helicopters exports first Mi-28NE with new on-board DAS

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World Defense & Security Industry News - Russia
 
 
Russian Helicopters exports first Mi-28NE with new on-board DAS
 
Russian Helicopters holding has exported the first batch of the Mi-28NE attack helicopters equipped with an on-board defensive aids suite. The newest system is installed to increase combat survivability and is designed to protect the machine from damage by heat-seeking anti-aircraft missiles, the holding’s press service reported.
     
Russian Helicopters exports first Mi 28NE with new on board DAS 640 001Two Mi-28NE attack helicopters, the one behind most probably belonging to Algerian Air Force
(Credit: Russian Helicopters)
     
In addition, the helicopter carries a modernized set of communication equipment, which provides radio communications with other aircraft and ground control points, as well as intercom telephone communications between the two pilots.

"The delivery of the Mi-28NE export batch is a significant event for the holding, as these machines set new standards in the world market of attack helicopters. I’m sure that the Mi-28NE will prove to be effective in performing real combat missions, which will undoubtedly increase the interest of potential customers to the helicopter," said Andrei Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters.

For now, the Mi-28NE attack helicopter export variant has been ordered by Algeria (42) and Iraq (40).

Mi-28N/NE (E stands for export-oriented, Eksportny) combat helicopter is developed by Mil design bureau. The aircraft has a normal take-off weight (NTOW) of 10,900 kg, a maximum speed of 300 km/h, a cruise speed of 265 km/h, a hover ceiling of 3,600 m, and a dynamic ceiling of 5,600 m. The helicopter is powered by two Klimov VK-2500-02 (2200 h.p. each). MI-28NE is armed with 30 mm 2A42 automatic cannon, 9M120 Ataka (AT-9 Spiral-2) anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), Igla-V air-to-air (AA) missiles and S-8/S-13 unguided rockets.

     
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