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Russia to receive first Mi-28UB helicopters

24th October 2017 - 09:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters is set to deliver the first batch of Mi-28UB helicopters to the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), the company announced on 19 October.

The helicopters have already passed factory testing, and are scheduled for delivery to the military in November.

A combat training modification of the Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopter, the Mi-28UB helicopter has a dual control system that allows the helicopter to be piloted from the command cockpit and operator's cockpit for training purposes.

The helicopter is also equipped with failures simulation remote, which simulates the failure of equipment in flight.

Mi-28UB has upgraded avionics, extended cabin, larger armoured glazing and improved view from operator's cockpit. The helicopter is also equipped with advanced self-defence systems to enhance combat survivability.

The Russian MoD signed a contract with Russian Helicopters for 24-Mi-28UB helicopters in April 2016. Eight are to be delivered to the Russian MoD by the end of 2017.

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