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Russia to get new Mi-28N helicopters

10th November 2017 - 09:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian armed forces are set to receive a batch of Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopters, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 7 November.

The Mi-28N is designed to operate under sustained fire to locate and eliminate tanks and other armoured hardware, and low-speed air targets.

The helicopter's five-bladed main rotor has composite blades with swept tips and full articulation via elastomeric bearings attached to a machined titanium head. A scissor tail rotor has two pairs of blades superimposed in a flattened X configuration.

The aircraft's control panels are arranged to allow crew to focus on the fight against ground targets, with the left control panel used in flight, and the right remote control panel only operated when preparing for flight.

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