The Russian Defense Ministry has approved an updated schedule for the delivery of Mi-28NM attack helicopters to the troops.
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By the end of the year, the industry must transfer two serial machines out of the ordered 98 to the Aerospace Forces, sources in the military department told Izvestia. And in 2021 – to produce three more.
These helicopters will be used to train instructors and practice methods of combat employment of “Superhunters”. In subsequent years, the rate of production of the Mi-28NM will sharply increase.
Attack helicopters Mi-28NM will be able to perform the same tasks as the machines of previous generations, but they will do it much faster and more efficiently, ex-commander of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army Lieutenant General Valery Gorbenko told Izvestia.
“The Mi-28NM is an all-weather helicopter that can take off at any time of the day. Its efficiency is much higher than that of previous generations of machines. If earlier, when solving a problem, it was necessary to use the entire link of the Mi-24, now it will be possible to solve it with the help of a couple of machines. This will save the resource of engines, spare parts, ammunition and fuel, ”the expert noted.
Combat vehicles are produced under a 2019 contract, signed after a personal order from Russian President Vladimir Putin to increase purchases of the Mi-28NM. By the end of 2027, the Aerospace Forces will replenish 98 of these helicopters with improved characteristics compared to the conventional Mi-28N.
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Waited for “superhunter”: the schedule of deliveries of the newest Mi-28NM is approved