Russian Helicopters, December 31, 2019 - Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec holding company, has delivered over 20 attack helicopters to the Russian Ministry of Defense fully completing the state defense contract for 2019.
The machines successfully passed acceptance tests and were received by the aerospace forces.
“Rostec’s companies are fulfilling the needs of the Ministry of Defense in modern combat helicopters. This year, the forces have received Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and strike helicopters, Mi-35M transport and combat helicopters and Mi-28N and Mi-28UB combat helicopters.
“In addition, Russian Helicopters completed the delivery of the first modernized Mi-28NM Night Hunter combat helicopter and by 2027 will produce 98 of them for the Defense Ministry”, said director for aviation of Rostec State Corporation Anatoly Serdyukov.
The production of helicopters delivered under the state defense contract was carried out by Progress AAC and Rostvertol.
Rostvertol produces Mi-28NM helicopters. The new Night Hunter looks significantly different from the basic version of the Mi-28N helicopter. The Mi-28NM has a new redesigned fuselage, modernized engines with a auxiliary power unit, a new avionics system, advanced weapons capability and can be operated jointly with unmanned aerial vehicles and ground command posts.
“The on schedule deliveries of the state defense contract is one of our priorities. This year, we delivered over 20 new combat helicopters to the Russian military. The holding will continue to equip Russian national security agencies with modern helicopter equipment in accordance with both existing and planned contracts”, said the director general of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky.
Currently, Progress AAC is already carrying out experimental design and tests to upgrade the Ka-52 helicopter on the Russian Ministry of Defense contract in collaboration with the Kamov Design Bureau. This will considerably improve the performance of the helicopter. Work is underway to increase the target detection and recognition range and expanding the range of weapons used.
About Russian Helicopters: JSC “Russian Helicopters”, a part of Rostec State Corporation, is a leading player in the global helicopter industry, the sole Russian designer and manufacturer of helicopters. The Holding Company was established in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. We operate five helicopter assembly plants, two design bureaus, component production and maintenance enterprises, aircraft repair plants and one helicopter service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The customers of the Holding Company are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazpromavia, UTair Aviation company, large Russian and foreign companies.
Picture top is Ka-52. Bellow photos are Mi-35M and Mi-28