The first batch of Mi-28UB serial helicopters is ready for transfer to the Ministry of Defense of Russia
Helicopters of Russia JSC (part of Rostekh State Corporation) reported on October 19, 2017 about the readiness of the first batch of combat-training helicopters Mi-28UB for the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Machines passed the whole complex of factory tests. The first helicopters are planned for transfer to the military department in November 2017.One of the combat-training helicopters Mi-28UB (number 01 "white") from the first batch of helicopters of this modification, built for the Russian Civil Aviation Committee at Rostvertol JSC (part of the Helicopters of Russia JSC). Rostov-on-Don, 10/19/2017 (with) Evgeny Baranov / JSC "Helicopters of Russia"
The main difference between the Mi-28UB is a dual control system that allows to fly a helicopter both from the cockpit of the pilot-commander of the crew and from the cockpit of the pilot-operator. Due to this, it is possible to train military pilots who need a practice of flying on "Night Hunters". In addition, in combat conditions, in the event of an abnormal situation, the control of the car can be taken over by the second crew member.
The helicopter also has a mock-up simulator, which allows simulating the pilot's failure in flight and improving the learner's training in a crisis situation.
"We are pleased to announce the readiness of the first batch of Mi-28UB helicopters.Of course, we are constantly working on improving the Mi-28 helicopter taking into account its application in Syria.The appearance of the combat training version opens almost unlimited possibilities in improving the Mi-28N pilots training system. I note that the possibility of training not on a simulator, but on a real combat helicopter, is a great advantage of our military pilots in comparison with colleagues from other countries. In the near future, the transfer of Mi-28UB to representatives of B CS, "- said Andrei Boginsky, the general director of the holding company" Russian Helicopters ".
The first prototype Mi-28UB was manufactured by Rostvertol. After the completion of a large-scale factory and state testing program, at the end of 2015 the helicopter was put into serial production.
The Mi-28UB is equipped with a modernized integrated complex of onboard radioelectronic equipment. The use of this complex allows for effective search, detection, detection and defeat of ground and air targets.
To ensure the necessary ergonomic parameters of crew workplaces, the fuselage structure of the helicopter was changed. The Mi-28UB expanded the cabin, increased the area of armored glazing and improved the view from the operator's workplace. To improve combat survivability, the Mi-28UB installed the newest on-board defense complex. On the bmpd side
, we recall that in April 2016, the Russian Ministry of Defense entered into a contract with Helicopters of Russia JSC for the serial delivery of the first 24 Mi-28UB helicopters to the Russian military aerospace industry by the end of 2018. Construction of helicopters of the Mi-28 family is carried out at Rostvertol JSC (part of the Helicopters of Russia JSC) in Rostov-on-Don. In August 2017, the press service of Russian Helicopters reported that by the end of 2017, the first Russian military helicopter should be transferred to the first eight Mi-28UB helicopters under this contract, and that the first two helicopters had already been tested at that time.
At present, cars with on-board numbers "01 white", "06 white", "15 red" and "215 blue" are identified from the first production batch of Mi-28UB helicopters built.