New Russian combat and military transport helicopters will be armed with the 9-A-5013 80 mm rocket pods developed by JSC Zaslon, a source from the company told Jane’s .
“The 9-A-5013 pod has been developed for the Mil Mi-28NM combat helicopter. It features modular design and can be supplied in 10-, 15-, 20-, or 25-tube configuration, with the 20-tube pod being the basic for combat rotary-wing aircraft,” the source said.
The armament suite of the newest Russian Mi-8/17 family of military transport helicopters has been reinforced with the pods. “The 9-A-5013 has been integrated onto the Mil Mil-171Sh-VN air assault helicopter in the 25-tube configuration,” the source said.
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