Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Russian Mi-28 helicopter shoots down kamikaze drone

Russian combat helicopter has reportedly successfully intercepted a kamikaze drone that was launched from Ukraine.

Video footage has emerged that appears to show a Russian Mi-28 helicopter shooting down a loitering munition, or kamikaze drone, attacking Russia’s military facilities in the Oryol region, more than 100 miles away from the Ukrainian border.

The Telegram channel for Russian media outlet Mash reported that еhe drone was destroyed with a 30-millimeter cannon, and the target was detected with mast-mounted radar and thermal imaging.


According to the media report, a Mi-28N helicopter was scrambled to meet loitering munition flying in the Orel region.

The Soviet-designed Mi-28 has been used by the Russian air force since the mid-2000s and is also exported to a number of countries including Iraq. The Mi-28N Night Hunter is an upgraded version of the Mi-28 combat helicopter.

The Night Hunter attack helicopter is designed to provide enhanced combat capabilities against land, air and sea-based targets.

The first Mi-28N helicopters were accepted by what was then the Russian Air Force on January 22, 2008, when they were delivered to the 344th State Combat Training and Flight Crew Conversion Center in Torzhok.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense advisor, and a consultant. His background as a defense advisor and consultant adds a unique perspective to his journalistic endeavors, ensuring that his reporting is well-informed and authoritative. read more



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