The Russian transport and combat helicopter Mi-8AMTSh-VN confirmed the status of a flying airborne combat vehicle (BMD) during tests. This was announced on Monday, December 21, by a RIA Novosti source in the military-industrial complex.
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“The prototype Mi-8AMTSh-VN in recent tests fired guided missiles of the Ataka-VM complex at targets imitating enemy armored vehicles. The shooting was recognized as successful, ”said the source of the news agency.
He noted that the helicopter also fired unguided rockets and cannons in overhead containers, Gazeta.ru writes.
According to the source, the new helicopter has become a multifunctional apparatus for performing shock, assault, airborne transport missions and has actually confirmed its characteristics as a flying airborne combat vehicle.
At the end of October, the head of the Russian Aerospace Forces Army Aviation Igor Romanov announced that the tests of the Mi-28M, Mi-38 and Mi-26T2V combat helicopters are proceeding according to the schedule.
In June, it became known that the newest Ka-52M attack helicopter, nicknamed the Superaligator, will be able to interact with drones.