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National Guards of Ukraine take upgraded helicopters

19th January 2018 - 10:10 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The National Guards of Ukraine (NGU) took on strength its first two Mi-2MSBs at the Motor Sich plant in Zaporozhya. The ceremony for the handover of the first example was held on 20 December 2017 at Motor Sich’s flight test centre.

The 4.1t Mi-2MSB is an upgraded helicopter powered by a pair of Motor Sich AI-450M turboshafts rated at 465shp each and fitted with some new flight/navigation avionics, including the Orizon-Navigation CH-4312 GPS/GLONASS receiver.

The sharply increased power-to-weight ratio compared to that of the non-upgraded the Russian Helicopter Mil Mi-2 powered by GTD-350 engines (each rated at 400shp), makes

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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