Russia’s Mi-28 Night Hunter attack helicopters will soon be equipped with an advanced on-board laser system to defend against MANPAD missiles and air-to-air missiles, a senior adviser to the deputy head of the Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern (KRET), told RIA Novosti.
According to Vladimir Mikheyev, the electronic jamming station features a laser illumination detector, an ultraviolet missile approach warning system, an electro-optical electronic warfare system, decoy flares, and a control system to considerably increase the helicopters’ combat survivability.
“The system is now undergoing final trials and will soon be installed on all of our Mi-28 helicopters,” Mikhevev told RIA.
The Mil Mi-28 (NATO reporting name “Havoc”) is an all-weather, day-night, military tandem, two-seat anti-armor attack helicopter. It carries a single gun in an under-nose barbette, plus external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings.
KRET had earlier announced that it was going to equip Russia’s MiG-35 multirole fighter jets with the latest platform-less inertial navigation system.
The LINS-100RS and BINS-SP2 inertial systems are designed to determine the location of the object, complex processing and delivering navigation and flight information.
They are also able to determine the coordinates and parameters of an object in the autonomous mode and in the absence of terrestrial, marine or space signals.
The Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern, Russia’s biggest in its field, is a holding company focused on electronic warfare and aircraft instruments, radio-electronic systems and various measuring apparatuses.