The ATAKA-VN system arming the Mi-28N helicopter is designed to defeat main battle tanks and other moving armoured targets, reinforced-concrete bunkers, armoured turrets and field fortifications, short-range air-defence systems, manpower under cover and in the open as well as low-level slow aerial targets. It is highly effective, precise, and countermeasure-resistant. It can attack threats round the clock, in benign and restrictedly severe weather conditions.
Missiles with tandem HEAT and HE warheads are used to destroy targets. The ATAKA-VN system works together with the Mi-28N heli-borne radio-electronic equipment and its weapon control system.
Launch range is 800 to 6,000 meters in the day-time and 800 to 4,000 meters at night.
The ATAKA-VN system includes the following components:
- round-the-clock surveillance and targeting station used to search for, detect, recognize, manually/automatically track ground, above-water, aerial moving and stationary targets;
- command transmission equipment;
- two launchers (starboard and port side) for connecting missile's electrical circuits to the helicopter's weapon control system;
- carried missile load.
System control is semiautomatic, direction-finding, by radio commands.