According to Poluyanov, the new Mi-28NM will be able to interact in a single information space with ground combat units and other types of high-tech weaponry, including drones.
Poluyanov said that the Mi-28NM's new version will be armed with various kinds of guided and unguided missiles as well as a bomb arsenal.
"The helicopter is also equipped with the latest anti-jamming system and a laser array designed to deflect all existing heat-seeking missiles," he said.
Earlier, Poluyanov told RIA Novosti that "the Mi-28NM helicopter substantially outperforms the US attack helicopter AH-64-D Apache in terms of destroying air targets."
The Mi-28NM is a modernized version of the Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopter; it is being upgraded to become a fifth-generation gunship. The project, which has been in development since 2008, is expected to be complete by next year.
Among other things, the new version features a 360-degree radar and an advanced weapons guidance system that ensures faster target acquisition through an upgrade to the helicopter's fire control system.