New Mi-28 Aimed At International Export Market

By Tony Osborne
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
August 26, 2013

Russia's potent-looking Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopter is aggressively seeking exports, but industry officials believe the type's success or failure will most likely rest on an unlikely new variant.

The new version—Mi-28UB—was flown on Aug. 9 at Rostvertol—a key manufacturing plant within the giant Russian Helicopters conglomerate. Mi-28UB is a training version of the attack helicopter that is intended to hone the skills of student pilots who ultimately will be operating the Mi-28N, now entering service in increasing numbers with the Russian armed forces.

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