Мi-28NE 'Night Hunter'

Attack Helicopter

Maximum protection

Maximum Firepower

Combat load

10900 kg

Flight range

1000 km

Cruise speed

265 km/h


The Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” is a modern attack helicopter designed to carry out search and destroy operations against tanks, armoured and un-armoured vehicles, and enemy personnel in combat, as well as low-speed airborne targets. It can operate night and day, and in adverse weather conditions.

The Mi-28N “Night Hunter” has been officially accepted into service with the Russian Ministry of Defence. The “Night Hunter” meets the latest international standards for combat attack helicopters, and Mi-28NE is its export version.

The Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” is designed for the following missions:

  • providing fire support for forward ground forces;
  • acting as part of the anti-tank reserve;
  • accompanying and supporting tactical airborne assault and airborne assault force units;
  • combating enemy tactical airborne assault forces;
  • combating low-speed, low-altitude airborne targets.

The main targets for the Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” are:

  • tanks, self-propelled artillery, and military anti-air defence units;
  • armoured infantry vehicles, APCs, and vehicles;
  • individual weapons (launchers), field and nuclear artillery batteries;
  • light military equipment (individual targets);
  • enemy personnel;
  • helicopters and low-altitude, low-speed airborne planes.

On-board equipment supports:

  • flight and navigation in favourable and adverse weather conditions at low and extremely low altitudes with overflight and automated obstacle warning systems;
  • firepower use day and night in favourable and adverse weather conditions, when the targets are identifiable visually and by using technical means;
  • effective communications equipment.

Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” helicopters boast advanced flight capabilities, and can execute aerobatic manoeuvres. The renowned Berkuty (Golden Eagles) flight display team have operated the new Mi-28N “Night Hunter” since 2012.

Russian Helicopters is engaged in ongoing work to advance and improve the flight capabilities of the Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” helicopter. A special Mi-28NE “Night Hunter” helicopter model was developed for pilot training, boasting a dual control system for use training Mi-28NE pilots while retaining the helicopter’s full attack capabilities. 



Normal take-off weight

10900 kg

Max. speed

300 km/h

Cruise speed

265 km/h

Hover ceiling (ISA, OGE)

3600 m

Operational ceiling (ISA, OGE)

5600 m

Engine type


Take-off power

2х2200 h.p.

Primary weapons

Air-to-ground missile armament suites «Ataka-B»

Air-to-air missile armament suites «Strelets»

Gun mount with 30 mm cal. gun

B-8V20A missile pods wit S-8 80 mm unguided missiles

B-13L1 missile pods wit S-13 130 mm unguided missiles


Round-the-clock operation in adverse weather conditions

Destroying of enemy armored targets with guided weapons

Manual and automatic nap-of-the-earth flight

Stand-alone solo stationing

Reliable armoring

Rotorcraft combat survivability

Spacing of engines

Insulation of engines by airframe elements

Composite materials for main rotor and tail rotor blades

Redundancy of fuel, hydraulic and pneumatic mains

Shielding of vital units by units of secondary importance

Filling of airframe spaces by foam material

Armoring of vital units

Fire protection of fire hazardous compartments

Explosion protection of fuel tanks

Protection of fuel tanks from fuel leakage (self-sealing)

Crew survivability

Armoring of cockpit

Shock absorbing crew seats with parachute escape system

Shock absorbing landing gear

Emergency jettisoning system for portside and starboard cockpit doors and wing panels

Inflatable rubber bags for avoidance of collision with landing gear at emergency abandoning

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