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Algeria reportedly ordered 40 Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters

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World Defense & Security News - Algeria
 
 
Algeria reportedly ordered 40 Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters
 
Russia will deliver 40 Mi-28NE attack helicopters to Algeria in line with a bilateral contract, Interfax news agency said on Friday, quoting a source in Russia's arms exporting bodies. "The contract for the supply of 40 devices of this type was signed," the source said, without specifying the date of the transaction.
     
Algeria reportedly ordered 40 Mi 28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters 640 001Russia's Mil Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopter
     
The Mi-28N helicopter, dubbed "Night Hunter" by the Russian military, is said by arms experts to be among the best in the world in its class. It is capable of carrying out missions day and night and in most adverse weather conditions. It is equipped with a top-mounted millimeter wave radar station, thermographic camera-TV, and a laser rangefinder. The Mi-28N is powered by two Russian Klimov TV3-117VMA-SB3 engines (2,500 hp each), produced by the Ukrainian Motor-Sich.

The Mi-28NE modification is equipped with a dual-control system, which allows to fly the helicopter both from the pilot's cockpit and from the cockpit of the operator pilot who acts as an instructor.

The source quoted by Interfax gave no details about the helicopter contract with Algeria.