15-Nov-2017 Source: Russian Helicopters
Holding “Helicopters of Russia” (part of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the procedure for transferring the first eight military-combat helicopters Mi-28UB to the Russian Defense Ministry. Some of the vehicles were sent to the 344th Combat Training and Retraining Center of the Air Force, and the rest will be transferred to the military units.
Two cars intended for the training center will fly to the place of permanent deployment in the Tver region in the near future. There specialists of other aviation units will undergo a program of theoretical and practical retraining at the Mi-28UB.
“We are pleased to announce the beginning of deliveries of the latest combat training helicopters Mi-28UB for Russian aerospace forces, the first batch of eight cars has been fully accepted by the representatives of the military department.” Helicopters of Russia “Holding will continue to equip the Aviation Fleet of the Ministry of Defense with the most modern helicopter equipment “- said Deputy General Director of the holding” Russian Helicopters “on sales Vladislav Saveliev.
The main difference between the Mi-28UB is a dual control system, which allows you to fly a helicopter, both from the cockpit of the pilot-commander of the crew, and from the cockpit of the pilot-operator. Due to this, it is possible to train military pilots who need a practice of flying on “Night Hunters”. In addition, in combat conditions, in the event of an abnormal situation, the control of the car can be taken over by the second crew member.
The helicopter also has a mock-up simulator, which allows simulating the failure of the equipment in flight for a trained pilot and improving the student’s training in an abnormal situation. Another important feature of the new modification of the helicopter is the presence of an on-board radar station, which greatly facilitates the solution of combat and navigation-flight problems. The radar allows solving tasks around the clock both in simple and in difficult weather conditions and is intended for: Surface survey, obstacle detection, detection and automatic tracking of targets.
The Mi-28UB is equipped with a modernized integrated complex of onboard radioelectronic equipment. The use of this complex allows for effective search, detection, detection and defeat of ground and air targets. To ensure the necessary ergonomic parameters of crew workplaces, the fuselage structure of the helicopter was changed. The Mi-28UB expanded the cabin, increased the area of armored glazing and improved the view from the operator’s workplace.