The publication reports that on April this year 17 in Rostov spotter Erik Romanenko published photos the first modernized Mi-28HM installation batch built on the Rostvertol JSC for the Russian defense ministry.
The contract between the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and JSC "Helicopters of Russia" for the production of the installation batch of Mi-28НМ helicopters was concluded in December 2017. The contract stipulated that the first two military helicopters would be manufactured before the end of 2018, but the delivery of helicopters was postponed from December 2018 to the end of April 2019, said the general director of the holding company "Helicopters of Russia" (included in Rostec) Andrei Boginsky.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Alexei Krivoruchko said that the Russian Ministry of Defense was discussing the volume of the first contract for Mi-28НМ - 6 or 18 machines.
The Mi-28HM is a new generation high-performance all-weather attack helicopter designed to perform a wide range of tasks. The machine was created taking into account the combat experience of the use of a helicopter in Syria. The onboard radar equipment Mi-28HM includes an innovative helmet-mounted target designation and indication system. The machine is equipped with a new radar H025, allowing to conduct a circular review, as well as a new system of electronic warfare. Mi-28HM equipped with a second set of controls, which significantly increases the survivability of the machine.