Russian Defense Ministry receives first batch of eight Mi-28UB combat training helicopters

The Russian Defense Ministry has received the first batch of eight Mi-28UB tandem combat training helicopters, Russian Helicopters, a leader of the global helicopter industry, said on Friday.

According to the company, some of the rotorcraft will be deployed to the Army Aviation Centre of aircrews combat training and transition in the Tver Region, the rest will go to the army units.

“The first batch of eight helicopters has been received by the Defense Ministry’s officials. The company will continue to supply state-of-the-art rotorcraft to the Defense Ministry’s air fleet,” Russian Helicopters sales director, Vladislav Savelyev, said.

The Mi-28UB is a new combat training helicopter designed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The helicopter is based on the Mi-28NE Night Hunter combat helicopter and is designed to train military pilots that require flight practice on Night Hunter helicopters.

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