new chopper part 2: what is interesting that there is no 23mm guns but 2x 12,7mm ones. Looks like 12,7mm fits better for supporting of landing forces. Recall originally Mi-24 had 4 barrel 12,7mm... Pity it is not made anymore
so in short 2x fixed and 2x door mounted Kords.
In Russia, there was developed a new helicopter for special forces
This is a new version of the Mi-8AMTSH-VN special-purpose helicopter with enhanced weapons
MOSCOW, January 24. / TASS /. Russian Helicopters Holding (part of Rostec) has developed a new version of the Mi-8AMTSH-VN special-purpose helicopter with enhanced weapons. This was announced to TASS on Friday by the head of the holding Andrey Boginsky.
In the summer of 2019, Russian Helicopters signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense for the supply of 10 helicopters for special forces and Special Operations Forces of the Russian Armed Forces in the base version of the Mi-8AMTSH-VN.
“We already have a modernized look of AMTSH-VN. Let's just say that with advanced options and capabilities - not even of the machine itself, but of additional equipment,” Boginsky said.
He specified that in the revised version of the helicopter, "weapons, issues of detection, target recognition" were improved. “We are talking about systems of a higher level. This is the result of the integration of the solutions that our cooperation offers,” said the head of the holding.
As TASS specified a source in the aircraft industry, the new modification received the unofficial designation Mi-8AMTSh-VN2. According to a source, the machine is an intermediate link from the Mi-8 to a promising helicopter - an airborne landing vehicle (BMD) for "new type" airborne units. At the beginning of 2019, another TASS source reported that, in the interests of the Airborne Forces, work was intensified to modernize existing helicopters and develop a new BMD helicopter.
The Mi-8AMTSH-VN in the version purchased by the military department is equipped with new flight-navigation equipment, is armed with two exchange-rate machine guns of 12.7 mm caliber on special suspension, adapted for the use of night vision goggles, and has an airborne defense complex. The cockpit and the main units of the helicopter are protected by titanium alloy armor, the floor of the cargo compartment, as well as the sides are closed with removable lightweight Kevlar armor.
and here is the basis version on Army 2018 stand.