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Mi-28NM "Night Hunter" received new missile weapons


Russian attack helicopter Mi-28NM "Night Hunter" received a missile weapon new generation. Also, changes were made to the cannon armament.

The newest attack Mi-28NM received a more expanded range of missile weapons, including both guided and unguided missiles. In addition, bomb armament has been added to the helicopter. As Vitaly Shcherbina, chief designer of the Combat Helicopters program of the National Center for Helicopters, said in an interview TASS, the cannon armament was also modernized on the helicopter, this applies to the installation itself. She became lighter and got new control.

Earlier it was reported that the armament of the Mi-28NM is largely unified with the "Kamov" Ka-52M machine, it includes long-range missiles "Hermes-A", anti-tank missiles, as well as "product 305" - aviation cruise missile with a range of up to 100 km.

Also, the helicopter received the ability to control drones both directly from the helicopter cockpit and through ground stations. In addition, the Mi-28NM can launch kamikaze drones by itself using a special launcher.

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.

In total, by 2027, the Ministry of Defense will receive 98 new Mi-28NM helicopters, the supply contract has already been signed.

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  1. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 May 2021 07: 50
    It's good, it's better to have a surplus than not to have at all.
  2. askort154
    askort154 18 May 2021 07: 54
    Well "stuffed"! The "product 305" alone is impressive, not to mention the rest.
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 18 May 2021 08: 41
      Quote: askort154
      Well "stuffed"! The "product 305" alone is impressive, not to mention the rest.

      For what purpose is she on a helicopter? External target designation is obtained.
      1. Mar.Tirah
        Mar.Tirah 18 May 2021 10: 59
        Quote: neri73-r
        For what purpose is she on a helicopter? External target designation is obtained.

        Well, if you read the previous message about the modernization, the Mi-28NM received an improved radar, a new sighting, flight and navigation system (fired and forgot), modernized engines, communication equipment with the UAV and a defense system with a laser protection station that protects the helicopter from missiles from with thermal homing heads, it turned out to be a very powerful machine that independently works with such products, depending on the task being performed ..
      2. bayard
        bayard 18 May 2021 14: 30
        For such a weapon, target designation is only external.
      3. Barberry25
        Barberry25 18 May 2021 17: 54
        there is a GOS .. so it is not required
      4. Crabong
        Crabong 20 May 2021 02: 52
        In the future, they will modernize the Mi-28 avionics to be able to use the Kh-41 missile.
  3. Cananecat
    Cananecat 18 May 2021 07: 57
    98 cars in 6 years, that's 16 cars a year. And LTI after assembly ... I can't say that it is slow, but in my opinion, it is somewhat small on a national scale.
    1. hroft
      hroft 18 May 2021 08: 03
      There will be 114 more Ka-52Ms, plus combatant Mi-28N and Ka-52, so the norm
    2. nnm
      nnm 18 May 2021 08: 07
      Well, it still stems from the economy, colleague. And our Bolivar is trying not just to take out two, but the entire range: from the renewal of small arms to the reserves for 6th generation aircraft, satellites, the fleet, etc. We would all like "here, now, and more," but alas and oh - we live in a slightly different reality and, of course, it is impossible to drag the country's economy into a crazy arms race again.
      But it must be admitted that if the efficiency of budget expenditures were higher, as well as the control over its use is much stricter, then the budgetary funds would be enough for almost all "Wishlist".
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 18 May 2021 08: 33
        Quote: nnm
        you can't drag the country's economy back into a crazy arms race

        Of course not. And Russia does not have a printing press. But there is a military-industrial complex, and it obviously came to life. And they steal less. Control over expenses is being improved. The state defense order is basically being implemented. Whatever one may say, the military-industrial complex draws out the general technological level of the industry.
        1. Zaurbek
          Zaurbek 18 May 2021 08: 54
          Yes ... but at the same time, enterprises and specialists must make civilian products. The order for military vehicles is finite. And qualifications must be maintained and money must be earned.
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 18 May 2021 09: 16
            Quote: Zaurbek
            Yes ... but at the same time, enterprises and specialists must make civilian products

            This is the wrong thesis. The plant for the production of combat helicopters will not make thermal pots ... Or they will be at the price of helicopters. There is no such thing anywhere in the world. This idea was thrown to us (Russia) precisely with the aim of destroying the military-industrial complex. The production of civilian products is concentrated within the framework of state corporations, which have both such and such enterprises.
            1. carstorm 11
              carstorm 11 18 May 2021 09: 35
              Plants are not on their own. Concerns as a whole should do this. To expand the assets at the expense of not only the products of the military-industrial complex. TWT should be looked at more broadly. A very good example now is Kalashnikov. Although they still have to work and work.
            2. Zaurbek
              Zaurbek 18 May 2021 09: 50
              Engineers, technologists and so on .... have to do something. Production of Mi28 of course ... then there will be modernization
          2. d1975
            d1975 18 May 2021 09: 21
            Well, yes, conversion in Gorbachev's way. Has it already happened and how did it end? But the spending of money should be toughened up to the maximum and the terms, and other terms. The vertol should not make pans!
      2. smart ass
        smart ass 18 May 2021 10: 49
        For me, it's better to save than how money was poured into tank armies in the USSR
    3. alexmach
      alexmach 18 May 2021 09: 09
      Well, in the sense of a little? Russia now has about 300 attack helicopters in stock. Of these, a third is 24. It turns out this is about the same as it is already in service.
    4. Bad_gr
      Bad_gr 18 May 2021 09: 53
      According to the head of Russian Helicopters Andrei Boginsky, at the first stage (3 years), it is planned to supply six aircraft, and from 2023 to 2027, respectively, 16 helicopters per year ...
      ..... Work on a modernized version of "Night Hunter" began in 2009. As a result, the helicopter received a new high-precision weapon, an anti-air defense system, a modern control system, a "glass cockpit" and a fundamentally new radar providing all-round visibility. In addition, the Mi-28NM is equipped with new engines and modernized rotor blades that increase the helicopter's speed ...
      1. Bad_gr
        Bad_gr 18 May 2021 10: 07
        ... The armored cabin protects the crew from armor-piercing bullets and shells of up to 20 mm caliber. A full-fledged vehicle control system has been created in the navigator's cockpit, so that even in the event of a direct hit in the pilot's cockpit, the navigator will be able to continue the flight. A similar scheme has already been implemented in the combat training version of the Mi-28UB. According to the testimonials of the test pilots, the Mi-28NM cockpit began to resemble the cabin of a passenger aircraft in size and sound insulation. ......
        .... The new engine differs from the basic one by the modernized automatic control system of the FADEC type and fire protection, which ensure flight safety, simplify maintenance and improve the technical characteristics of the power plant as a whole. The engine power has increased significantly, and the service life before the first overhaul has increased from 2000 to 3000 hours / cycles. In addition, the new engine makes it possible to use the "Night Hunter" in a wide range of temperatures. .........
        ...... The main rotor blades are made of composite materials, which makes it possible to complete the flight even if projectiles of 20-30 mm caliber hit the propeller. ....
        ..... Also in 2019, representatives of the Mil Design Bureau said that the new helicopter will receive the country's first multifunctional air-to-air / air-to-surface helicopter missile with a homing head. The missile is distinguished by its increased range, which allows the crew to destroy targets without entering the danger zone. .....
        .... For its own protection, the "Night Super Hunter" is equipped with a laser suppression station developed by the KRET holding. Her job is to create phantom targets for enemy missiles aimed at a helicopter with a laser. Also, the new car has a very promising function of interaction with drones. At the same time, there are several operating scenarios - when the drone performs target designation functions for the Mi-28NM, or when it is controlled by the navigator directly from the helicopter. .....
    5. Barberry25
      Barberry25 18 May 2021 23: 09
      and the point is to put pressure on the sneaker? to kill the plant?
  4. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 18 May 2021 08: 38
    Finally, I fired the rockets, forgot, and 100 years have not passed.
    1. sifgame
      sifgame 18 May 2021 09: 47
      There is information that such a missile was adopted? Most likely backlight
      1. Incvizitor
        Incvizitor 18 May 2021 09: 58
        thanks to the presence of the same multispectral seeker, the "product 305" can attack the target object in the "fire-and-forget" mode

        The article was
  5. Klingon
    Klingon 18 May 2021 09: 22
    * Also, the changes also affected the cannon armament * in correct, because the gun, or rather the entire installation was frankly kosyachny good
  6. Linxs
    Linxs 18 May 2021 09: 44
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    And Russia does not have a printing press. But there is a military-industrial complex, and it obviously came to life. And they steal less.

    1. What makes you think that there is no printing press?
    2. yes. sure. I believe it, but with difficulty.
    The colonel was planted $ 300 million in cash.
    And we will not remember the senators with the laundering of billions of rubles and accusations of murder.
    Of course of course.
    1. wow
      wow 18 May 2021 09: 50
      Calm down, dear! Look around ... .
  7. Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 18 May 2021 09: 46
    Fuck, the helicopter has a rocket with a range of 100 km. I wonder what kind of barrage ammunition he will use. And in what quantity.
  8. wow
    wow 18 May 2021 09: 49
    T-t-t-o happy t !!!
  9. Oleg Aviator
    Oleg Aviator 18 May 2021 12: 23
    All is well, only the bombs are superfluous, I think. Turntables for fighting armor and infantry are sharpened. And the infantry is stuck with air defense means. You don't throw bombs too much.
    1. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 18 May 2021 12: 29
      If the bomb is planning, then its dropping can be outside the range of close air defense destruction.
  10. Barberry25
    Barberry25 18 May 2021 23: 07
    The most important thing is that helicopters will be able to launch kamikaze drones and control them ... in fact, a wonderful machine will turn out
  11. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 19 May 2021 16: 07
    Why should the helicopter shoot more than 20-30 km?
  12. bars1
    bars1 19 May 2021 16: 11
    Tellingly, Shcherbina does not speak about any Hermes-A in her interview, only about LMUR.