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Russia Deploys Prototype Of Advanced Mi-28NM Attack Helicopter In Syria

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Russia Deploys Prototype Of Advanced Mi-28NM Attack Helicopter In Syria

Mi-28NM during tests in Russia

The Russian military has deployed a prototype of the new Mi-28NM attack helicopter in Syria for testing purposes, the Russian newspaper Izvestia reported on March 21, citing military sources.

“The prototype has already been delivered to Hmeimim airbase in Syria,” the newspaper says.

The Mi-28NM is a modernized variant of the original Mi-28N “Night Hunter.” The new variant features new nose hull, new weapon control systems and new radar. It is also designed to use advanced precision-guided weaponry.

According to Izvestia, the Russian military wants to tests the helicopter’s new equipment and weapons in the high temperatures and dust storms of the Syrian desert.

A recent report by the Russian TASS news agency revealed that the Mi-28NM will be armed with a new guided missile, dubbed “Article 305.” The missile will feature electro-optical seeker, an internal navigation system (INS) and will has a range of more than 25 km. It’s unclear if the new missile will be also tested in Syria.

Earlier this month, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia has tested 316 models of advanced weapons during its participation in the Syrian conflict. This allowed the country to develop its weapons and combat experience significantly.

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  • Promitheas Apollonious

    a good reason to start attacking idlip and test their new toys. Since for obvious reasons they will not do it, to help syria.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Only reason the western backed Idlib rebels still are allowed to exist… For weapons testing purposes.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The Idlib gangs backed by the US Coalition of Terror are of no other use except as live targets, I agree.

    • Jacob Wohl’s Nose

      spring time will have lots of surprise! idlib roast fest incoming dont worry
      Godspeed and all the best to Russian Airforce/Syrian Airforce!

  • Prince Teutonic

    Also new NV-googles since old ones were dubbed “death maker”…

  • Xoli Xoli

    The chopper are for testing purpose in Syria. Just test them on Al Tanf and Idlib terrorists then we will appreciate.

  • Miroslav Beran

    I always had such hypothesis:

    As Rusians allowed Khazars to 206 times attacked Russian ally – Syria, there must be some secret deal between Khazars and Russians.

    For example: Khazars deliver their advanced AESA radard technology and old Spike missile technology to Russian developers for exchange of this partial betrayal of Russian ally Syria.

    Nice business. This missile Article 305 will something derived from such business.

    • Daniel Miller

      Wow you are a retard

    • FlorianGeyer

      Evidence please, and not that of a libtarded retard.

      Thank you.

      • Miroslav Beran

        Hypothesis do not need evidence.

        Evidence is 206 assaults by Khazars and no punishment by “ally”

        • FlorianGeyer

          I realise that your strategic thinking comes from Hollywood or the goons with guns at Pentagon , but such thinking ignores the fact that fighting several adversaries at once , is what the enemies of Russia hope for.

          Israel is just a parasite that is sucking the blood of the Fiat money monster, also known as the USA. The life blood of the USA is her ‘ World Reserve Currency Status ‘.

          That fake dominance is draining away every day, and with it, the hegemony of the USA.

  • Balázs Jávorszky

    “Internal” navigation system is a mistyping. “Inertial” is the correct word.

  • russ

    Russian memo to US GOV… Thanks for creating ISIS, we have received much training and weapons testing for our military. Can you please furnish them with some of your more sophisticated weaponry, this old stuff isn’t much of a challenge.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Lol.

  • iosongasingsing

    Yes, it is not fair to use the Al Qaeda and ISIS terrorists to test all of Russia’s new weapons on their heads, but Israel does much worse, testing its weapons against Gaza’s unarmed population.

  • World_Eye

    What a beauty