Western Military District (WEST) RF apprehend own composition in the first two Mi-28N («Night Hunter»), first in April, told reporters on Tuesday, acting chief of the press service WEST Major Vladimir Drobyshevskiy.
With all of this in November last year, the press service WEST stated that the county will begin receiving these machines in the summer of 2013.
«Night Stalker» resettled complex avionics and devices that you can use it all day and night, in bad weather and at the maximum low altitudes. Design features ensure the highest survivability of rotorcraft and crew survival in the criteria for active enemy fire.
«Engineering the association of the Western Air Command and Military neighborhood began to receive 2-Mi-28N-based» Rostvertol » (Rostov-on-Don). Receipt of this type helicopters will significantly expand the ability of Army aviation in the region. In the first half of April, two of the crew on the Mi-28N from the training center and retraining of pilots of Army Aviation (Torzhok) perform relocation adopted helicopter training center at the base, «- said Drobyshevskiy.
In Torzhok first crews WEST after retraining and putting relevant standards receive admission to fly helicopters of this type without the help of others will make a flight to basic airfields. «Today, the Mi-28N crews have already completed the theoretical training, instruction in piloting, navigation and combat use of specialized simulators for new STV-28,» — said the major.
Mi-28N «Night Hunter» designed to search for and destruction of tanks and other armored vehicles, as well as low-speed air targets. The helicopter is used gun, 30 mm anti-tank missile «Ataka-V», missiles air-to-air and other weapons. «Night Stalker» developed and made commercially enterprises of the holding «Helicopters of Russia».