Ukraine Air Force to take delivery of three Mi-24PU1 attack helicopters

13 September 2016 (Last Updated September 13th, 2016 18:30)

Ukroboronprom’s Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant, Aviakon, is ready to supply attack helicopters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Ukroboronprom’s Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant, Aviakon, is ready to supply attack helicopters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Ukraine will take delivery of three Mi-24PU1 helicopters, as part of a state defense order for the military air forces Army Aviation Command of the Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

UkrOboronProm head Roman Romanov said: “Mi-24PU1 meets all modern warfare requirements, equipped with advanced electronics, effective system of protection and powerful weapons.

“This is the equipment defenders of our country need and the SC 'UkrOboronProm' continues to supply the armed forces of Ukraine with this type of military equipment.”

Powered by new domestic engines, the Mi-24PU-1 helicopter is fitted with a super 30mm automatic cannon and a variety of missile weapons, including precision anti-tank guided missiles.

It is also equipped with modern sighting and navigation systems that provide a major advance, allowing tasks to be completed even in darkness.

"Powered by new domestic engines, the Mi-24PU-1 helicopter is fitted with a super 30mm automatic cannon and a variety of missile weapons."

The company improved the helicopter’s security by using Adros, developed by Scientific Industrial Complex Progress.

This complex misguides missiles with infra-red guidance, by improving 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.

Romanov added: “Mi-24PU1, manufactured by Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant Aviakon, is the result of effective collective work of UkrOboronProm enterprises and strategic international cooperation with partners, supplying Ukrainian helicopter with modern electronics.”


Image: A Mi-24PU1 helicopter. Photo: courtesy of UkrOboronProm.