Russian Helicopters will supply four transport-combat Mi-35M helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan in 2018.
The deliveries will be carried out through Rosoboronexport. The contract was signed as part of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan on military-technical cooperation on 11 of this month, the company said in a statement Thursday.
The supplies of the Mi-35Ms, produced at PJSC Rostvertol, are part of strategic cooperation between the two countries and are aimed at gradual replacement of the current military helicopter fleet in Kazakhstan with modern rotorcraft. A similar process is taking place in the Russian Federation, which significantly increases the combat capability of Armed Forces both at the level of the state and in the framework of intergovernmental cooperation of defence ministries.
“The Mi-35M is gradually replacing the large fleet of Mi-24s worldwide. It should be said that the Mi-24 helicopter was a unique machine for its time and throughout the years it repeatedly proved its high combat effectiveness. However, we are moving ahead, and designers at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant created the Mi-35M based on the older Mi-24 model. Unlike its predecessor, the Mi-35M has significantly expanded possibilities of use, since it can perform combat missions at any time and under any weather conditions. It has increased rate of survival in the air due to its advanced security features. Its performance characteristics are also improved,” said Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for Sales Vladislav Savelyev.