Work to upgrade a number of Mi-8AMT transport/attack helicopters to Mi-8AMTSh standard has begun at the Ulan Ude aviation plant, says Viktor Gribakin, general director of the Interprofavia joint stock company.

The machines will be equipped with Shturm-V anti-tank weapons and supersonic Ataka anti-tank guided missiles, together with 80mm S-8KOM unguided rockets, suspended UPK-23-250 cannon pods and a large calibre machine gun.

Next step will be to equip the helicopter with its systems suite and to achieve day/night operability.

Source: Flight Daily News