Russian Helicopters holding company is demonstrating a modern Mi-28NE combat helicopter for the first time abroad, at the Dubai Airshow.
The export modification of the “Night Hunter” is being presented both at the static exposition and in the flight program of the Dubai Airshow.
Another modern Russian attack helicopter Ka-52 Alligator is also taking part in the show for the first time.
Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” is designed to search for and destroy tanks, armored and unarmored vehicles, as well as enemy infantry on the battlefield and low-speed air targets. The helicopter is capable of operating day and night in simple and difficult weather conditions.
Among the advantages of the vehicle is resistance to combat damage, which is achieved through the use of the latest materials and design solutions. The helicopter is distinguished by the lowest possible visibility for ground air defense systems. In addition, it is equipped with an integrated avionics suite.
The Mi-28NE was demonstrated for the first time at the Moscow Air Show in 2015 and aroused great interest of foreign customers, and already in 2016 the first export deliveries of the helicopter were made.
Another debutant of Dubai Airshow, the Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and attack helicopter, can provide target reconnaissance, target distribution and instrumental target designation.
The rotorcraft is used for fire support of troops, patrolling and escorting military convoys. The Ka-52 “Alligator” is equipped with devices for reducing visibility, an electronic protection system and active countermeasures. High flight characteristics of the helicopter provided by the coaxial rotor system allow it to quickly maneuver in a confined space to take a favorable attacking position. The Ka-52 has high crew protection, modern automated systems to facilitate piloting, and is also easy to maintain on the ground.
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