Algeria reportedly ordered 40 Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters
Published: Monday, 21 March 2016 09:05
Russia will deliver 40 Mi-28NE attack helicopters to Algeria in line with a bilateral contract, Interfax news agency said on Friday, quoting a source in Russia’s arms exporting bodies. “The contract for the supply of 40 devices of this type was signed,” the source said, without specifying the date of the transaction.
The Mi-28N helicopter, dubbed “Night Hunter” by the Russian military, is said by arms experts to be among the best in the world in its class. It is capable of carrying out missions day and night and in most adverse weather conditions. It is equipped with a top-mounted millimeter wave radar station, thermographic camera-TV, and a laser rangefinder. The Mi-28N is powered by two Russian Klimov TV3-117VMA-SB3 engines (2,500 hp each), produced by the Ukrainian Motor-Sich.
The Mi-28NE modification is equipped with a dual-control system, which allows to fly the helicopter both from the pilot’s cockpit and from the cockpit of the operator pilot who acts as an instructor.
The source quoted by Interfax gave no details about the helicopter contract with Algeria.
Original post airrecognition.com
See details of Mi-28: HERE
|Dimensions and weight|
|Main rotor diameter||17.2 m|
|Weight (empty)||8.5 t|
|Weight (maximum take off)||11.5 t|
|Engines and performance|
|Engines||2 x Klimov TV3-117VK turboshaft engines|
|Engine power||2 x 2 466 hp|
|Maximum speed||320 km/h|
|Hovering ceiling||3.6 km|
|Cannon||1 x 30-mm cannon|
|Missiles||9M114 Shturm-C, 9M120 / 9M121F Vikhr or 9A-2200 anti-tank guided missiles|