Kazakhstan will begin receiving the undisclosed number of Mil Mi-35M combat helicopters by end of this year.
"The first deliveries of this helicopter (Mi-35M) through the Rosoboronexport (Russia’s arms exporter) is scheduled for the end of this year", Alexander Shcherbinin, deputy chief executive for business development at Russian Helicopters holding, told TASS on Wednesday.
The Russian Helicopters deputy head said that Kazakhstan currently uses the Mi-24 helicopters, on the basis of which the Mi-35M was developed. According to previous reports, Russia will present its Mi-35M helicopter at the KADEX-2016 international military equipment exhibition that will be held in the Kazakh capital Astana on June 2-5.
The Mi-35 is currently operated by the Armed Forces of Russia, Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan.
The Russian Armed Forces' Strategic command, Western Military District has received new Mi-35M combat helicopters, which are capable of performing missions around the clock in adverse weather conditions. The Mi-35M manufactured by Rostvertol, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, are armed with managed and unmanaged "air-land" and"air-to-air" missiles, as well as with a mobile double-barreled gun mount 23 mm, according to the press service of Western Military District
Russia is planning to deliver the remaining Mi-35M Hind-E attack helicopters to Brazil under the 2008 contract in the next few months. Russia has so far supplied nine out of 12 Mi-35s to the Latin American country under the deal worth $150 million
Russia has delivered another set of Mi-35M Hind E attack helicopters to Brazil, in a contract that was signed in 2008 and will complete the contract by the end of 2012. In the contract that was signed in 2008, Russia had agreed to deliver 12 Mi-35M Hind E attack helicopters to Brazil worth $150 million
Russias Rosoboronexport has shipped two Mi-35 helicopters for use in attack and transport configuration by the Republic of Mali armed forces. “We have shipped two Mi-35 helicopters to Mali as was requested by our Malian partners
Pakistans Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) has confirmed that Pakistan has received four Mil Mi-35M attack helicopters from Russia. A statement issued by Brig Gen Waheed Mumtaz, director general of the DEPO, noted, “The contract was signed, we received all four [Mi-35M] and now we get new equipment”,
Kazakh Armed Forces recently took delivery of a new batch of modern multifunctional 4th generation Su-30SM jet fighter jets from Russia. “To be able to successfully deploy the fighter, a deep knowledge of technology and continuous self-improvement are needed,” said deputy commander of the air base on educational and ideological work Colonel Temirtas Ibraev
Kazakhstan has delivered 5 million rounds of small arms and ammunition to Kyrgyzstan within a framework of providing military and technical assistance. "Agreement between the governments of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the provision of free military and technical assistance was signed in Astana on June 24, 2015 by the Defense Ministers of two states in order to strengthen the Armed Forces of the Kyrgyz Republic," the representative of Kazakhstan's military department, Lieutenant Colonel Murat Kanabekov was quoted as saying by
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