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First Mi-28NE planned for this year

First Mi-28NE planned for this year

Traditionally, Rosoboronexport will present to foreign customers the entire line-up of Russian-made helicopters, but special attention during the talks will be on the latest models. “A lot of efforts to promote the latest Russian military helicopters in the world market have started yielding results. In particular, in 2015 Russia carried out the first export deliveries… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 19-May-16

Production starts for dual-control Mi-28NE

Production starts for dual-control Mi-28NE

Rostvertol, part of the Russian Helicopters holding company, has started mass production of Mi-28NE combat helicopter with dual controls. This allows operation of the helicopter by both a pilot and an operator pilot acting as an instructor. While retaining all the attack helicopter functions, Mi-28NE with dual controls considerably simplifies the military pilot training process…. Read more »

Source: Rostec, 22-Mar-16

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02-Aug-15 RF-95316 Mil Mi-28N Dubrovichi, Russia (1F)

During a display of the “Golden Eagles” display team, one of the helicopters started to spin on its axis and gradually descend until it hit the ground hard, killing the pilot and seriously injuring the co-pilot.  Post crash fire Full video of the accident here and here (second one shows co-pilot emerging from the helicopter)

02-Aug-15

Russian Helicopters showcases new military models at Army-2015

Russian Helicopters showcases new military models at Army-2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is taking part in the international military technology forum Army-2015, which runs from 16 to 19 June in Kubinka, Moscow Region. Participants and visitors will have the opportunity to see Russian Helicopters’ military models, which are in service in the Russian Armed Forces, and also upcoming developments and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Jun-15

Russian Helicopters concludes Mi-171A2 flying laboratory flight tests

Russian Helicopters concludes Mi-171A2 flying laboratory flight tests

The Mi-171A2 flying laboratory has concluded the second phase of preliminary flight tests. A total of 67 ground runs and 72 flights were carried out at the flight test centre at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters enterprise (part of State Corporation Rostec). During phase one, 43 flights were conducted on the helicopter, which… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-May-15

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

India will have to fast-track the long-pending approvals for 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters if it does not want a major cost escalation in the two deals currently worth around $2.5 billion. See full story

Source: The Times of India, 16-Feb-15

Mi-28NE prepares for exports with new avionics

Mi-28NE prepares for exports with new avionics

The only official especial exporter Rosoboronexport announced that the supplying of the Mi-28NE beginning to the foreign partners. It became known at the VII International Exhibition of Helicopter Industry HeliRussia-2014. In the exposition of Rosoboronexport are presented: the Mi-28NE, the military transport helicopter Mi-171Sh, the transport helicopter Mi-35M, the radar watch helicopter Ka-31, and the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-14

Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria has ordered 42 Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopters and six Mi-26T2 cargo helicopters in a nearly $3 billion deal, according to Russian media.  See full story

Source: Defence Web, 04-Mar-14

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Mi-28N Night Hunter enters service with Russian military

Mi-28N Night Hunter enters service with Russian military

The Mi-28N Night Hunter combat helicopter, made by Russian Helicopters a subsidiary of Oboronprom and part of State Corporation Rostec, has officially entered into service with the Russian Defence Ministry under an order signed by Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. Before officially entering into service, the Mi-28N Night Hunter helicopter was operated by the Russian Armed… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Jan-14

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Russian Helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2013

Russian Helicopters at Dubai Airshow 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring a strong line-up to the Dubai Airshow 2013 on 17-21 November. The airshow, one of the most important aviation events in the region, is this year taking place at a new location Dubai World Central. The Russian Helicopters display can be found… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Nov-13

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Russian Helicopters to showcase military models at Russia Arms Expo 2013

Russian Helicopters to showcase military models at Russia Arms Expo 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostec State Corporation, will bring its line-up of military helicopters to Russia Arms Expo 2013, the ninth international exhibition of arms, military equipment and munitions, which takes place on 25-28 September 2013 in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The Company’s display can be found in pavilion 2 at stand 2.6…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Sep-13

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Russian Helicopters to showcase Mi-28UB at MAKS 2013

Russian Helicopters to showcase Mi-28UB at MAKS 2013

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase a new combat training helicopter Mi-28UB at the International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS 2013), based on the Mi-28NE Night Hunter combat helicopter manufactured by Rostvertol. Mi-28UB is a special helicopter with a dual control system that can be used in Mi-28NE… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Aug-13

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Klimov to start testing new helicopter gunship engine

Klimov to start testing new helicopter gunship engine

Klimov will soon start testing an advanced engine for attack helicopters, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said (see full story)

19-Dec-12

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16-Aug-12 Mil Mi-28N Mozdok, Russia

Crashed from a low hover, moderate damage, no injuries

16-Aug-12

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Rostvertol completes Mi-28N Night Hunter operators conference

Rostvertol completes Mi-28N Night Hunter operators conference

From 23 to 25 of November at military unit of Budenovsk and at Rostvertol plc took place the conference on operation, quality and reliability of Mi-28N Night Hunter. Representatives of high-technology enterprises, involved in development and manufacturing of Mi-28N Night Hunter, and also representatives of military units, operating the aircraft participated in the conference.

Source: Rostvertol, 02-Dec-11

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Algeria seeks Mi-28NE attack helicopter deal

Algeria seeks Mi-28NE attack helicopter deal

Russia’s Rosvertol, which produces attack helicopters for the Russian Helicopters holding company, is in talks with Algeria over the export of its Mi-28NE, the Rostov-on-Don-based manufacturer said on 6 June.

Source: Flightglobal, 07-Jun-11

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Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter fleet grounded

Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter fleet grounded

The Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter has been grounded following a fatal crash yesterday – see HeliHub.com safety report at 15-Feb-11 Mil Mi-28N Budyonnovsk, Russia (1F).  A Russian Ministry of Defense spokesman said the crash of the Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter attack helicopter occurred Tuesday in the Budyennovsk district of the Stavropol region. Reports vary on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Feb-11

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15-Feb-11 Mil Mi-28N Budyonnovsk, Russia (1F)

A Mil Mi-28 Night Hunter attack helicopter made a rough emergency landing in the Budyonnovsk district in Russia’s southern Stavropol territory on Tuesday, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman…  Pilot died later same day in hospital

15-Feb-11

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Rosoboronexport details Russian presence at Aero India

Rosoboronexport details Russian presence at Aero India

At Aero India 2011 Rosoboronexport offers its foreign customers a wide range of helicopter systems. In recent years exports of Russian rotary-wing aircraft have been steadily growing. Amongst the most popular export items one finds a family of the Mi-17 military helicopters, being delivered these days also to the Indian Air Force. Proven and effective… Read more »

Source: Rosoboronexport, 09-Feb-11

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Rosoboronexport outlines participation at Aero India

Rosoboronexport outlines participation at Aero India

The 8th International Exhibition on Aerospace, Defence and Civil Aviation Aero India 2011, which is one of the biggest among such events in Asia, is hosted at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in the suburbs of Bangaluru from 9th to 13th February 2011. The Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosoboronexport, a regular participant in the air… Read more »

Source: Rosoboronexport, 07-Feb-11

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Russian exercise targets formation of Mi-28N squadron

Russian exercise targets formation of Mi-28N squadron

For the first time in the history of the Russian armed forces, ten Mi-28N helicopters were involved in tactical flight manoeuvres together

Source: Aviation Explorer, 30-Jul-10

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Indian Air Force conducting trials for attack helicopters

Indian Air Force conducting trials for attack helicopters

Trials are underway for an Indian Air Force order for 22 attack helicopters with two contenders in the fray – the US’ Boeing AH-64D Apache and Russia’s Mi-28.

26-Jul-10

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Russia plans 400 new military helicopters in next 5 years

Russia plans 400 new military helicopters in next 5 years

The Air Force will buy Mi-28, Ka-52 and significantly upgraded Mi-8

Source: IVA, 25-May-10

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Mi-28N crashes after apparently ingesting missle exhaust gases

Source: MosNews, 10-Jul-09

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19-Jun-09 Mil Mi-28 Gorokhovetsky training ground, Russia

19-Jun-09 Mil Mi-28 Gorokhovetsky training ground, Russia

19-Jun-09

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Turkey sends delegation to Russia for Mi-28 attack helicopters

Source: Today's Zaman, 09-Jun-09

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Russian army in North Caucasus receives new MI-28N attack helicopters

Source: RIA Novosti, 25-Apr-09

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Battle opportunities for Mi-28N exaggerated – obsolete equipment and poor electronics

Source: Aviaport, 17-Mar-09

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