Ukroboronprom preparing for transfer of three Mi-24PU-1 modernized helicopters to army
State-run enterprise Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant Aviakon (Sumy region), part of Ukroboronprom Concern, has modernized three attack helicopters Mi-24PU-1 to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The helicopters are ready to be handed to the Land Forces, the concern's press service has reported.
During Mi-24PU-1 development special attention was paid to attack helicopters’ security enhancing. Domestic experts have mounted protection ultramodern complex Adros developed by Scientific Industrial Center Progress. This complex misguides missiles with infra-red guidance, enhancing helicopter protection from man-portable air defense systems of Igla and Stinger types, and missiles of air-to-air type R-60 and R-73.
The attack helicopter Mi-24PU-1 is empowered with new domestic engines, contributing to speed and maneuverability increase. Modern sighting and navigation systems provide a major advance of capabilities of the helicopter, allowing effectively performing tasks even in complete darkness, the concern said.
To destroy the enemy Mi-24PU-1 is equipped with a super 30-mm automatic cannon and a variety of missile weapons, including precision anti-tank guided missiles.
The deep Mi-24 helicopter modernization program is the result of effective collective work of Ukroboronprom enterprises and strategic international cooperation with partners, the concern said.