Rosoboronexport to deliver Mi-28NE and Ka-52 helicopters to undisclosed customer

23 May 2016 (Last Updated May 23rd, 2016 18:30)

Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport will deliver dual-control Mi-28NE helicopters and the Ka-52 attack helicopters to an undisclosed foreign customer this year.

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Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport will deliver dual-control Mi-28NE helicopters and the Ka-52 attack helicopters to an undisclosed foreign customer this year.

Developed by Rostvertol, the Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopter is designed to provide improved combat capabilities against land, air and sea-based targets.

It identifies and destroy enemy battle tanks, armoured vehicles, personnel, small naval vessels, and low-speed and low-altitude aircraft.

The Ka-52 Alligator is an all-weather attack helicopter that can destroy enemy ground targets, low-speed aerial targets and personnel.

Rosoboronexport Air Force Department head Sergey Kornev said: "A lot of efforts to promote the latest Russian military helicopters in the world market have started yielding results.

"A lot of efforts to promote the latest Russian military helicopters in the world market have started yielding results."

"In 2015, Russia carried out the first export deliveries of the Mi-26T2 heavy-lift transport helicopters, while this year a foreign customer will receive the dual-control Mi-28NE attack helicopters.

"Moreover, export deliveries of the Ka-52 attack helicopters will start soon. Taken together, all of this substantially enhances our country's competitive position among the world's leading helicopter manufacturers."

Last year, Rosoboronexport delivered more than 100 helicopters, the majority of which were Mi-8/17 military transport helicopters.

The company will continue to promote Russian helicopters by establishing joint and license helicopter production facilities and improving the quality of after-sales service.


Image: Rosoboronexport begins export deliveries of the latest military helicopters. Photo: courtesy of Rostec.