MIL EXPECTS to fly the Mi-28N millimetre-wave (MMW)-radar-equipped all-weather attack variant of its Mi-28 Havoc helicopter before the end of 1995.

The aircraft, displayed for the first time at MosAero, showed numerous external differences, the most notable of which is the mast-mounted MMW-radar housing.

The sensor fitted to the aircraft's nose has been revised and the blade tips have also been modified. The aircraft also appears to have been fitted with a different electronic warfare suite; horn antennae are visible on the nose and fuselage of the helicopter. These are associated with the helicopter's radar-warning-receiver system.

Mil is also understood to have opted for a different gearbox.

Source: Flight International