Russia is testing new electronic attack system onboard Mi-28N attack helicopter that has an artificial intelligence capable of analysing the target automatically without the help of a manual operator.
"Trials are held on Mi-28N helicopters for the system with artificial intelligence — a new onboard reconnaisance attack system with the so-called electronic weapons operator. The system analyzes targets in the field by itself, establishes whether they belong to the enemy, picks the appropriate weapon from the helicopter's equipment and launches it by itself," a source in the aircraft industry told TASS on Thursday.
The source added that helicopter's pilots only need to pick a target from those suggested by the system by pressing a button on the LCD display, while the system can do everything else. At the same time, a pilot can cancel the task at any point so that "the decision to use weapons is made by a human," the source noted.
The source said that the new system helps to compensate for physiological limitations of people when it comes to reaction and attention. "Attack helicopters are used at low altitutede and fast speed, so pilots cannot control the whole field. The system allows to take some pressure off the crew regarding the use of weapons on the already selected target, so that pilots can switch to performing other tasks," the source added.
The United Engine Corporation (UEC) has developed a more powerful engine for the Mil Mi-28NM ‘Night Hunter attack helicopter. "The safety, functionality and flight characteristics of the combat helicopter have been considerably increased by furnishing the VK-2500P engine with the upgraded automated control system," Rostec which is the holding company of UEC said in a statement quoted by TASS
Russia will begin serial production of its upgraded Mi-28NM night hunter helicopter with dual control in 2018. The helicopters delivery to the Russia's Aerospace Forces will also begin in 2018, Commander of the Aerospace Forces Col
Russian Rosobornoexport will be showcasing its military aircraft, including Mi-28NE attack helicopter at the international weapons show Africa Aerospace and Defence-2016 to be held from September 14-18 in South Africa. The Rosobonoronexports equipment display also includes Yak-130 combat trainer, IL-76MD-90A military transport aircraft, and Mi-35M versatile helicopter gunship with troop carrying capabilities
Russian United Aircraft Corporation made a strong pitch for civil aircraft in India including MC-21, SSJ-100, Il-114 and Be-200 during the ongoing Aero India Airshow 2019. UAC is keen on providing its three aircraft for high density, low-yield routes which is a common factor Indian civil aviation, Kirill Budaev, Vice-president Marketing & Sales for Irkut Corp, VP Sales Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (MC-21/SSJ-100 programmes) said during a press briefing on the second day of Aero India Airshow Thursday
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