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Ukrainian MoD completes heli rocket-firing testing

12th December 2017 - 10:38 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The Ukrainian MoD has completed a test campaign firing new rockets from its two new transport/combat helicopters types, the Mi-8MSB and Mi-2MSB, which, in turn, have been upgraded by Motor Sich.

The Mi-2MSB, a 4.1t twin-engine armed helicopter, was tested firing the S-8 80mm rockets. The upgrade undertaken by Motor Sich of Zaporozhya, Ukraine, comprised of designing a new pylon for the carriage of the B8V7MSB seven-round rocket packs installed on both sides of the fuselage, together with a complete fire control and sighting system.

During the testing at a Ukrainian MoD shooting range near Dnepropetrovsk, in November this year,

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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