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Tashkent modernizes Mi-8 and Mi-24

Tashkent modernizes Mi-8 and Mi-24

Uzbekistan intends to improve the fleet of Russian-made helicopters by modifying them to use night vision goggles (NVG).

Tashkent is upgrading Mi-8 and Mi-24.

Retrofitting may affect the 16 military transport Mi-8 and 16 drums Mi-24, the cabins of which will be adapted to the third-generation ONV. During the International Aviation and Space Salon 2013, it is planned to agree on specific solutions. The Russian and Uzbek parties are cooperating in the maintenance and repair of Russian-made helicopters through the Uzbek-Russian joint venture UZROSAVIA LLC (Uzbekistan), which signed a corresponding agreement with the holding company Helicopters of Russia in 2009 Moscow. This agreement provides for the coordination of activities between the two companies on the comprehensive servicing of Russian-made helicopters in Uzbekistan and other countries of the Central Asian region. The term of the contract is five years with the possibility of renewal. UZROSAVIA has successfully repaired the Mi-1993 and Mi-8 helicopters since 24. Where the Uzbek helicopters will be modernized and their CIA cabs will be adapted in Russia or Uzbekistan, the parties will determine in the process of negotiations. The joint venture was established on the basis of an agreement between the governments of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation on cooperation in the creation and activities of the Uzbek-Russian joint venture UZROSAVIA LLC from 7 in March 2007 on the basis of the Chirchik Aviation Repair and Mechanical Plant (CHARMZ) - a subsidiary of GAO TAPOiCH. The main activities of the joint venture UZROSAVIA are the repair and modernization of the Mi-8 and Mi-24 family of helicopters, the production of spare parts, and the repair of other special-purpose equipment. The founders were from the Uzbek side - CHARMZ and the state enterprise Uzmakhsusimpeks, from the Russian side - Rosoboronexport OJSC, OPK Oboronprom OJSC and Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant OJSC. The NVG are designed to observe the helicopter behind-cabin space at night in order to enable take-off, piloting at extremely low and low altitudes, search and detect objects, land on unlit areas and conduct rescue operations. They are made in the form of two monoculars that provide stereoscopic vision, and have adjustments for adjusting to the individual anthropometric features of the pilot, which creates comfort of observation and increases flight safety. Points are set on the helmet, in particular, ZSh-7В and its modifications.
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  1. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal 27 August 2013 12: 10
    Our turntables, as they say: all turntables - turntables! soldier
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 27 August 2013 12: 46
      Quote: LaGlobal
      Our turntables, as they say: all turntables - turntables!

      Not in vain India the other day, has concluded a contract for 67 units.
    2. kosmos44
      kosmos44 27 August 2013 14: 32
      Tashkent modernizes Mi-8 and Mi-24

      Hopefully not in cotton harvesters. wink
  2. denson06
    denson06 27 August 2013 12: 25
    Old but very very good Hard workers !!! soldier I once read an article from an interview with an American pilot who mastered our MI-24 on a secret base of the US Air Force. In complete secrecy, flights were made during periods when our reconnaissance satellites did not fly over this area .. In general, he was completely delighted with the technology and called this helicopter one of the best (if not the best) that he had to fly .. but it was a long time ago ..
  3. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 27 August 2013 12: 49
    Well, helicopters will soon be needed in Uzbekistan, taking into account the forthcoming withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan. And if you take into account the rumors that the mattresses will leave them part of their weapons, then the Uzbek army will become one of the strongest in the region. Yours faithfully! hi
  4. Goodmen
    Goodmen 27 August 2013 12: 52
    It would be good if, during modernization, to plug some electronic crap into the control system, so that if something happens, no one would fly anywhere.
    1. Ali-gurg
      Ali-gurg 28 August 2013 08: 10
      Or maybe you need to stick something somewhere, so that all sorts of stupid comments would not be written here ... wink
      1. Goodmen
        Goodmen 13 September 2013 17: 36
        It is troublesome ... and if you do not understand the meaning of the comment, your problems ...
        the plug ...
  5. Vtel
    Vtel 27 August 2013 13: 13
    Yes, it’s a little dark in the mountains at night in summer, neither Majaheda nor Zgi are visible. The business is necessary.
  6. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 27 August 2013 13: 15
    The main thing is to pay in cash, no loan stop
    1. UzRus
      UzRus 27 August 2013 14: 13
      Pay cash, don’t worry.
      1. lonshakovpetr
        lonshakovpetr 28 August 2013 01: 02
        Otherwise, just like that hi
    2. alone
      alone 27 August 2013 20: 14
      in the CIS there are only a few countries that always pay in cash.))) the rest love everything for nothing
  7. Druid
    Druid 27 August 2013 16: 38
    Quote: Goodmen
    It would be good if, during modernization, plug some electronic crap into the control system, so that if something happens, no one would fly anywhere
    They will not fly to Russia anyway, if about that. Only the "remote control" from crap can end up in any hands and not the fact that it will be beneficial to Russia. For example, the Taliban will buy any "patriot" and a "remote control" for money from a gerych, so it's better without "crap" and on trust, otherwise soon no one will believe, no one at all ...
  8. alone
    alone 27 August 2013 20: 15
    Considering that bearded men can go to Central Asia, Uzbekistan can be understood.