Pakistan’s 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”, Quwa reports.
Pakistan ordered four Mi-35Ms in August 2015 in a $153 million U.S. deal, which included training, spare parts and ground support equipment. It was Pakistan’s first true weapon purchase from Russia.
The Mi-35M is a multi-role combat helicopter manufactured by Rostvertol, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters. It is an export variant of Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter. It is also operated by the armed forces of Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan.
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