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"Missiles are over, let's switch to ATGM Spike": Polish press on the modernization of the Mi-24

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Currently, the only helicopter of the Polish army aviation, capable of carrying missile weapons, is the Mi-2. However, the Malyutka ATGM has been produced since the mid-60s of the last century.


They are difficult to consider as effective means of destruction and are used mainly for training.

- says the Polish edition of Defense24.

In these conditions, the program for restoring the combat readiness of the Mi-24 is of fundamental importance; if implemented, the Polish army will significantly expand its capabilities in the fight against enemy armored vehicles. The end of the discussion of the program and the conclusion of an agreement on the modernization of Mi-24D / V helicopters is expected in 2021, the delivery of improved machines - after 2-3 years.

On Mi-24, only weapons and detection systems are being upgraded

- stated in the military department of Poland.

The Polish edition considers the lack of the proposed modernization concept to ignore the defensive systems of the helicopter:

On the modern battlefield, helicopters lacking effective self-defense systems will be actively exposed to enemy fire.


The main condition for restoring the combat readiness of the Mi-24 is the replacement of the main caliber.

Mi-24 ammunition depleted: missiles ran out at least ten years ago

- writes Defense24.

According to the publication, the Spike ATGM, created by the Israeli company Rafael, will be chosen as a replacement for Soviet-designed missiles. Moreover, their production is being developed in Poland.
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  1. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 25 September 2020 04: 47 New
    +5
    no wonder Israel has programs for the modernization of Soviet / Russian weapons ... and this is not only weapons ... but also a wide range of avionics and so on ... the whole question is always in the price))) ... and it is always not cheap .. ...
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 25 September 2020 05: 00 New
      -4
      Quote: silberwolf88
      from Israel

      Quote: silberwolf88
      not cheap ...
      These concepts don't go together!
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 25 September 2020 07: 42 New
        +3
        Why don't they match?
        Israel has the highest prices for the modernization of junk, since its avionics are the best for replacement, if there are no requirements for super-duper quality. Then the Jews simply answer: "We do not modernize to such an extent, buy something new from us right out of the box (if you are sure that you will not be left without your pants!)" laughing
        But the modernization of old stuff is the same dirty operation, like the overhaul of a "penny" in which you can invest hundreds of thousands, but the result is still a "penny", not a car.
    2. svp67
      svp67 25 September 2020 10: 18 New
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      Quote: silberwolf88
      no wonder

      Yes, there is one surprise ... In terms of restoring the Mi-24's combat effectiveness, including equipping with missile weapons, Ukraine could also be attracted. There is technology and there is still production
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt 25 September 2020 14: 27 New
        +2
        Quote: svp67
        There is technology and there is still production

        If MI-24 itself in Ukraine can still somehow "shamanize", then with missiles there is absolutely tight. What they advertise, allegedly they can, is designed for people far from the realities of the Ukrainian military-industrial complex.
      2. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 25 September 2020 15: 51 New
        +1
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: silberwolf88
        no wonder

        Yes, there is one surprise ... In terms of restoring the Mi-24's combat effectiveness, including equipping with missile weapons, Ukraine could also be attracted. There is technology and there is still production

        Well, it's on the Apaches, why isn't it on the Mi-24?
  2. askort154
    askort154 25 September 2020 07: 01 New
    +5
    There are only 28 Mi-24 helicopters in Poland (for 2017). Almost every year, programs for its modification are announced. Now we have decided to "tackle" weapons and detection systems.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 25 September 2020 07: 56 New
      -7
      Poland behaves so obscenely in relations with Russia that there is a natural suspicion that the pshek want to lose their turntables as quickly as possible and get something new and smelling of paint for free from the owners, and they say: "" ON !! ! "- and an old second-hand Fu-35 smelling of urine flies with some very shameful index, from which the blacks hastily scooped dry diapers, brown crackers (already odorless!), peeled Kelsons, mouse mummies and wrappers from CCD "with a strawberry scent" ...
      1. SovAr238A
        SovAr238A 25 September 2020 17: 48 New
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        Quote: hydrox
        Poland behaves so obscenely in relations with Russia that there is a natural suspicion that the pshek want to lose their turntables as quickly as possible and get something new and smelling of paint for free from the owners, and they say: "" ON !! ! "- and an old second-hand Fu-35 smelling of urine flies with some very shameful index, from which the blacks hastily scooped dry diapers, brown crackers (already odorless!), peeled Kelsons, mouse mummies and wrappers from CCD "with a strawberry scent" ...


        do you think you wrote something funny and perky?

        Lavrov is not on you ...
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 25 September 2020 21: 49 New
          -3
          Liberas are forbidden to contact me on you - keep in mind ...
  3. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 25 September 2020 07: 53 New
    +1
    There are a lot of options for modernizing the Mi24 ... South African, Russian (two or three), Ukrainian ..... If you approach normally, you need to combine the Ukrainian theater of operations and someone else's weapons.
  4. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 25 September 2020 08: 06 New
    +9
    As the ancient Greeks used to say:
    "A cheap fish is a rotten yushka."

    If you chose missiles with a seeker, then Spike is just right here. Moreover, they will have their own production.

    There are no specialists in the comprehensive modernization of Soviet aircraft, except on Raphael. Moreover, our avionics is generally out of competition.
    So, the choice for the Poles is not so great. hi
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 25 September 2020 09: 56 New
    +5
    The Polish defense holding Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, together with the Israeli company Rafael, presented a version of the modernization of the Mi-24W / D attack helicopters of the army aviation of the Polish armed forces. The helicopter will receive a new "digitized" cockpit, a new weapon control system, and a new optical-electronic system. The modernized helicopters are supposed to use Israeli-made Spike-ER guided missiles, or manufactured under license at the Mesko state defense plant.


    1. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 25 September 2020 17: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: A. Privalov
      ... The helicopter will receive a new "digitized" cockpit, a new weapons control system, a new optical-electronic system. The modernized helicopters are supposed to use Israeli-made Spike-ER guided missiles ...


      Such a level of modernization of MI-24, and ours would be very desirable ...
  6. iouris
    iouris 25 September 2020 11: 04 New
    -5
    "Russia will be defeated at the expense of Russia and its own weapons, patamushta theirs elite is our elite." (Zbigniv Bzhedzinski, "A Cunning Plan")
    1. Alex_You
      Alex_You 25 September 2020 14: 35 New
      0
      their patamushta

      What did he write?
      1. iouris
        iouris 25 September 2020 14: 36 New
        -1
        Yeah. Just like that - in black and white.
        1. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 25 September 2020 17: 53 New
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          Quote: iouris
          Yeah. Just like that - in black and white.

          And I thought yellow in the snow ...