AHS leadership meets Mil Design Bureau leadership and gets a tour of the Mil Mi-28 at the Paris Air Show in June 1989.
Engine exhaust suppressor is covered with composite materials and deflects exhaust 90 degrees (toward ground) to protect from heat-seeking missile attack from above, which the Soviets experienced in Afghanistan. The exhaust surface has three main ports. the exhaust stack on deck between the engines is for the auxiliary power unit. The Mi-28 has two APU's: one to start the engines with compressed air and one to run all aircraft power systems without engines.