Russia accounts for 29% of the global market of combat helicopters, which provides it with the second place in the world list of manufacturers of this equipment. The most successful products are Mi-24/35, Ka-52 and Mi-28. This is reported by TASS with reference to the Military Helicopters directory at its disposal, published by the British publishing group Shephard Media.
According to the publication, Russia ranks second in the combat helicopter market after the United States, which accounts for 62% of the market. "Turning to the second largest supplier of combat helicopters, Russia, [it is worth noting that] its market share, 29%, was achieved thanks to three successful production lines, in particular, Mi-24/35, Ka-52 and Mi-28," TASS cites the Military Helicopters.
According to Shephard Media researchers, Mi-24/35 helicopters are currently the second most popular combat helicopters in the world - 521 rotary-wing vehicles of this family are in service of the armed forces around the world. Experts also note that the Mi-28 and Ka-52 are competitors of modern Western-made combat helicopters.
"Russian developments [in the field of helicopter construction] may have an advantage when countries with limited budgets try to get new opportunities in the field of military helicopter equipment," the report says. Shephard Media experts cite the Mi-35M transport and combat helicopter as an example of such a machine, which provides "most of the capabilities of a modern attack helicopter and can carry up to eight additional soldiers".