Rôles : Hélicoptère de combat
Équipage : Pilote / Officier d'armement
Année d'entrée en service dans l'AAF : 1999
1er Régiment d'Hélicoptères de Combat (Biskra Air Base); 421ème escadron d'hélicoptères de combat ; 441ème escadron d'hélicoptères de combat
6ème Régiment d'Hélicoptères de Manoeuvre (Chlef Air Base) ; ? ème escadron d'hélicoptères de combat
Nombre : +40 Mi-24MKIII
Mi-24MKIII : Sierra Bravo - xx
Un petit point technique pour ceux qui ne savent pas en quoi consiste exactement la modernisation des Mi24D et V de l'AAF en Mi-24MKIII
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Certaines photos datant de 2012 pourraient indiquer un overhaul et un passage au format MKIV caractérisé par la présence de filtres anti-poussière
SUPERHIND MKIII B UPGRADE
The operational application of the Mi-24 assault helicopter has been significantly enhanced by an in-house ATE programme. The upgraded capability of the SUPERHIND MK3 provides for night operational capability with improved weapons systems incorporating a duel feed 20mm turreted cannon, laser beam rider tandem warhead anti-armour missile, bombing functions integrated to the main stabilised sight and improved self protection.
Weapons delivery profiles have been brought into line with current modern attack helicopters by the integration of cockpit improvements and upgraded ground attack and self-defence capabilities. Digital enhancement of detection, recording, navigation, sighting, control, armament and armament delivery provide the SUPERHIND MK3 with a significant increase in operational capability and utilisation.
ATE has furthermore designed a Western logistics support system for the total aircraft. The new support philosophy focuses on the increase of calendar life and the removal and extension of times between overhauls of components. Supply of new documentation, spares, field services and expertise form part of the ATE logistics package for the SUPERHIND MK3
ATE has initiated an upgrade to the Superhind MkIII B by removing 2t of mass from the aircraft and integrating a digital glass cockpit, which will give the helicopter a Nap-Of-The-Earth (NOE) capability whilst maintaining its firepower. A new cockpit-layout will provide unsurpassed visibility.
COMPOSITE HELICOPTER BLADES
ATE has commissioned a facility to manufacture Mi-24 main rotor blades in composite material, to give the blades an infinite life. This facility will increase ATE’s ability to act as original equipment manufacturer of Russian Mil Helicopters.
For all versions of the SuperHind a wide range of other options is available from ATE and other local defence and avionics companies. Amongst others these include:
* The fire and forget Mokopa missile (Denel).
* Laser warning systems (Avitronics).
* Missile warning system (Avitronics).
* A Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) from AMS.
* Digital-based avionics.
* Flight management system.
* Sand filters (Aeroflo/CSIR).
* Infrared suppressors.
* Digital autopilot.