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Russia to show off combat trainer at MAKS 2013

A new Russian combat training helicopter with a dual-control system that can be used in Mi-28NE Night Hunter pilot training while retaining all the functionality of an attack helicopter will be shown off at the MAKS 2013 International Aviation & Space Salon, which starts tomorrow (August 26).

The Russian Helicopters Mi-28UB performed its maiden demonstration flight on August 9 at the flight test centre in Rostervol, where the aircraft are made.

RH says the major difference between the Mi-28UB and the Mi-28N Night Hunter is a dual hydromechanical flight control system which allows the helicopter to be operated both from the pilot’s cockpit and the flight instructor’s cockpit. In addition, the canopy of the flight instructor’s cockpit has been expanded, and there’s a change to the configuration of the energy-absorbing seats.

“The Mi-28UB helicopter will improve significantly and render more effective training of pilots of Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopters, which are supplied to the Russian air force, and may be offered for export,” Russian Helicopters says.

MAKS 2013 will be held at the Zhukovsky airfield in Moscow’s suburbs from August 26 to September 1.

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