MI-24 Super Hind
The Super Hind is the result of major upgrades to the standard MI-24 helicopter carried out by South African arms company, ATE-Aerospace.
SUper Hinds are built around core digital systems which integrate flight, sensor and combat systems together. Sensors aboard the Super Hind include a FLIR Pod and TV camera. Sensor data is displayed on tv screens. The Super Hind cockpit is night vision goggle-compatible and features a day/night electro-optical HUD. Doppler GPS enables accurate navigation.
Super Hind Variants
Super Hind Mk 2 - combines core avionics package with the standard Mi-24 'Hind F' weapons package.
Super Hind Mk 3 - adds the core avionics systems together with a dual-feed, turreted, 20mm cannon and INGWE anti-tank missiles. The 20mm cannon can be slaved to the crew's helmets.
Planned future upgrades include a redesigned fuselage, digital glass cockpit, infra-red exhaust suppressors, sand filters, composite rotor blades, fixed landing gear and a digital autopilot system. These upgrades will result in the MI-24 Super Agile Hind.
MI-24 Super Hind Specifications
MI-24 Super Hind at an air show
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