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Mi-28NE  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 27 December 2013
Total Production: 352
Also Known As: Havoc, Mi-28A, Mi-28N, Mi-28UB and Night Hunter
Origin: Russia
Corporations: Mil Helicopter and Rostvertol
Parent System: Mi-28
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 27 December 2013
Total Production: 352
Family Members: Mi-28NM
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Description: Mil Mi-28 was developed as a potential replacement for Soviet Army Mi-24 attack/assault helicopter in the late 1980s. Dubbed 'Havoc' by NATO/Western Intelligence the original Mi-28 was a twin-seat attack helicopter heavier and larger than US Army's AH-64A Apache due to a more effective armor made of titanium and ceramics. The Soviet Union collapse and the Russian turmoil delayed its development and fielding. In the mid-1990s Mil introduced an improved variant equipped with wingtip mounted countermeasures and a mast-mounted millimeter wave radar in addition to the nose radome infrared/laser sight system already introduced on the Mi-28. The new variant was named the Mi-28N and was optimized for night/all-weather attack missions. The maiden flight of Mi-28N occurred in April 1997.

The Mi-28NE 'Night Hunter' is the latest variant of Mi-28 attack helicopter. Mi-28NE has been designed to conduct hunter-killer missions against enemy main battle tanks, helicopters, ground forces and armored equipment. Its basic range relying on internal fuel tanks is 450 kilometers but fitted with external fuel tanks may be extended to 1,100 kilometers. Mi-28NE weapon system comprises a 30mm 2A42 gun with 250 ready-to-fire rounds mounted under the nose; 23mm gun pods; up to 16 9M114, 9M120 and 9M120F anti-tank missiles; Infrared-guided Igla air-to-air missiles; 80mm and 122mm unguided rockets. Mi-28NE also features a low altitude collision avoidance system, state-of-the-art avionics and a sophisticated weapon control system.

Mi-28NE is powered by two TV3-117VMA turboshafts developing 2,200-shp each. The armored cockpit protects the crew from small arms fire and absorbs the impact energy during emergency landings providing thus outstanding survivability. In addition to the crew of two (pilot and weapon system operator), Mi-28NE can transport 2-3 men in a rear compartment. The service ceiling is 5,700 meters and only 3,600 meters out of ground effect.

As of December 2008, Russia had logged export orders for as many as 12 Mi-28N helicopters with some orders coming from Venezuela. On December 22, 2008, the Russian press announced a deal worth $1 billion between Rosoboronexport and Turkey for the sale of 32 ex-Russian Mi-28 Havoc attack helicopters after the failure of a potential deal with the United States for the purchase of Cobra and Super Cobra helicopters. The Turkish helicopters may be intended to fight the Kurdish guerrilla.

The first six Mi-28N combat helicopters entered service with Russian Army in the North Caucasus military district on April 21, 2009. Up to 67 helicopters are expected to be delivered to the Russian Army in the next few years. The Mi-28UB training aircraft for the Mi-28NE attack helicopter was unveiled in August 2013.

Mi-28NE Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 5
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 3
Dimensions
Height: 3.82 meter (12.5 foot)
Length: 17.0 meter (56 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 30 millimeter
Main Rotor Diameter: 17.2 meter (56 foot)
Width: 5.89 meter
Performance
Ballistic Protection: 30 millimeter
Ceiling: 5,700 meter (18,701 foot)
Max Range: 1,100 kilometer (594 nautical mile)
Min Range: 450 kilometer
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 4,400 shp
Speed
Cruise Speed: 270 kph (146 KTAS)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 306 kph (165 KTAS)
Weight
Empty Weight: 10,700 kilogram (23,589 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 12,000 kilogram (26,455 pound)
Payload: 2,300 kilogram (5,071 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
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Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Mi-28NE News

There are 27 news between
8 Feb 2008 and 13 Oct 2017
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Friday, October 13, 2017Russian Navy Outlines Ka-52K Katran Attack Helicopter New Capabilities
Wednesday, September 20, 2017Russia Exports Mi-28NE Helicopters with President-S Defense Systems
Wednesday, August 23, 2017Russia Developing High Speed Attack Helicopter based upon Mi-24 Aircraft
Tuesday, August 22, 2017Russia Produces First Batch of Mi-28UB Combat Training Helicopters
Tuesday, July 25, 2017Russian Aerospace Forces to Get 15 Mi-38-2 Helicopters by 2020
Sunday, June 25, 2017Russian Air Force to Get New Yermak Strategic Transport Aircraft by 2024
Friday, March 24, 2017Russian Air Force to Take Delivery of Eight Mi-28UB Helicopters in 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017Russian Helicopters Unveils Key Upgrades to Mi-28NM Attack Helicopter
Friday, August 26, 2016Russian Air Force Mi-28NM Helicopter to Feature Increased Battlefield Survivability
Thursday, March 10, 2016Russia Developing Advanced Laser Guidance System for Mi-28MN Attack Helicopters

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Iraq15
Aircraft (30 or 15) ordered in early 2012 with deliveries in August 2014 and February 2015
Russia287
Russian Air Force has ordered 287 Mi-28N helicopters
YearHoldings
201465
Oct 201130
Dec 201024
Apr 20096
Venezuela10
Aircraft ordered in 2010

Grand Total 3845
Cannons & Gear
2A42x1
Streletsx2
Defensive Weapons
9M114x16
9M120Fx16
Atakax16
Igla-Sx8
S-80FP
Vikhrx16
Propulsion Systems
TV3-117x2
TV7-117VKx2
VK-2500x2
Protection Systems
President-Sx1
Sensor Systems
H025x1
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