Ukraine Army receives retrofitted helicopter

Ukraine Army receives retrofitted helicopter / Photo from Ukroboronprom

Ukraine Army receives retrofitted helicopter / Photo from Ukroboronprom

State-run Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant AVIAKON has handed over a repaired and retrofitted Mi-8MT helicopter to the Ukrainian Army Aviation, a military aviation of the Ukrainian Ground Forces.

That's according to the press service of Ukraine's state-run Ukroboronprom.

In particular, the helicopter was upgraded with Ukrainian systems of active and passive protection against missiles with infrared target seeker devices, as well as with Ukrainian-made armored plates.

Read also SBU set to hold anti-terror drill in Kharkiv region Also, the Mi-8MT got two satellite navigation sets, a radar transponder, an emergency position-indicating radio beacon, a solid-state cockpit voice and flight data recorder. This allows it to perform flights in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements.

From now on, the rotorcraft has also a modern radio altimeter, a highly reliable shortwave radio station, a two-stream landing system through cargo doors and an aviation searchlight.

What is more, it is possible to quickly retrofit this helicopter with a modern imported weather radar to perform flights amid bad weather.

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Translation: Kanaryan Lyudmila

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