The Mi-28UB, designed for the Russian Aerospace Forces, successfully passed tests set by the Russian authorities. In addition to its main purpose, the aircraft can be used for flight instruction and crew training. The dual control setup is the next logical step in attack helicopter design.
“Production of the first Mi-28UB batch is an extremely important event not only for Rosvertol and Russian Helicopters but also for our colleagues from the Russian Ministry of Defense,” declared Andrey Boginsky, CEO of Russian Helicopters. What distinguishes the Mi-28UB from a classic Night Hunter is the dual control system, which means the helicopter can be piloted from both command cockpit and operator’s cockpit. In addition, user-friendliness has been significantly improved with energy-attenuating seats in the cockpit and updated airborne avionics and communication tools.
The Mi-28UB, like its predecessor, has retained its maneuverability and can carry out military tasks at any time of the day or night. This version can be used for fire support for land advanced units and antitank defense.
By Frédéric Vergnères
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