Friday, 8 March 2019

The Defense Ministry may conclude a contract for the supply of up to 18 Mi-28NM helicopters - ТАСС


Минобороны может заключить контракт на поставку до 18 вертолетов Ми-28НМ - Армия и ОПК - ТАСС: Translated by google - The scope of the first contract is currently under discussion.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, March 7th. / TASS /. The Russian Defense Ministry may acquire up to 18 Mi-28NM helicopters. This was announced on Thursday, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko.

“Today we have reached an agreement with Russian Helicopters. The contract will be concluded, we have reached a full understanding of the price, we are preparing, we are starting work,” he told reporters at Rostvertol.

The deputy minister added that the volume of the first contract for the Mi-28NM is currently under discussion - six or 18 cars. According to him, work to improve the helicopter will continue: the appearance and equipment may still change.

“There will be a big contract for both the Mi-28 and the Ka-52,” said Krivoruchko.

In turn, the head of the holding "Russian Helicopters" Andrei Boginsky said that the arguments of the military about the price of the Mi-28NM are heard.

“The Mi-28NM machine underwent significant and serious improvements, including its flight performance. Based on this, we worked together with the cooperation, got the first result, namely, first of all, the pricing cooperation vision The customer corrected us in in this direction, we reached a consensus on this work, "he said.

The Mi-28NM is an upgraded version of the Mi-28N Night Hunter helicopter, and work began on it in 2009. As expected, the Mi-28NM will receive a fundamentally new locator providing all-round visibility, a new control system and other equipment, and will also be able to use high-precision weapons. The helicopter is designed to destroy armored vehicles, reconnaissance and target designation. The prototype Mi-28NM passes state tests.

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