The Russian Defense Ministry made a decision on the distribution of Mi-28UB helicopters, sources in the military department told Izvestia. The vehicles will be distributed between the 4th and 6th Air Armies of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Southern and Western Military Districts. They will also go to separate army aviation brigades of the Southern Military District and the Western Military District. The novelty will be armed with units in which there is a Mi-28N.
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The combat training version of the Mi-28 received a dual control kit. You can pilot the car equally successfully from any of the workplaces.
The sighting and navigation system has also been updated. It has become faster acting. Mounted above the rotor, the radar detects ground and air targets and helps to fly at low altitudes in adverse weather conditions, as well as at night, avoiding dangerous obstacles such as power lines. The basic version of the Mi-28N is not equipped with such a radar.
In addition to unguided weapons, the combat training helicopter is capable of using anti-tank missile systems. The list of weapons included not only ATGM “Shturm” and “Attack”, but also new “Whirlwinds” tested in Syria.
“The combat trainers Mi-28 are essential for the troops. They facilitate pilot retraining. To complete tasks effectively, you need to be comprehensively prepared. And if a young pilot is trained directly in the sky by an experienced instructor who knows the machine thoroughly, the training time will be significantly reduced, “Honored Test Pilot Hero of Russia Igor Malikov told Izvestia.
According to the expert, computer simulators cannot completely replace machines with two control sets.
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