Testing of the latest upgraded Mi-28NM attack helicopter will be started in Russia soon, RIA Novosti reports with reference to Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO Andrei Shibitov.
According to him, the helicopter will be integrated with UAVs. «Testing of the latest version of Mi-28 helicopter – Mi-28NM, will be started soon. It is the upgraded version. Testing will be started in the near-term,» Shibitov said.
He noted that the new version will be “adapted for work under network-centric conditions, it will be fully integrated into the global data transfer system by all channels (video, target position, etc.)».
«Moreover, it will be integrated with UAVs. This vehicle will be ready to face technical challenges determined by the present market requirements and even more strict requirements of our customer,» the Deputy CEO said.
It was reported that development of Mi-28NM was started in 2008 and the vehicle will differ much from Mi-28N Night Hunter.