Four Mi-35M helicopters were delivered to Kazakhstan as part of the ongoing rearmament in the Kazakh Armed Forces.
"Four new multi-functional attack helicopters Mi-35M arrived at the air base of the Air Force of Kazakhstan in the west of the country as part of the ongoing rearmament in the Armed Forces," announced The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan today.
"It should be noted that the delivery of helicopters was carried out as part of military-technical cooperation between Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as an agreement between the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Rosoboronexport enterprise," said the ministry in its statement.
According to the Kazakh Ministry of Defence, the flight and engineering personnel have undergone both theoretical and practical retraining for these types of helicopters.
The multirole Mi-35M attack helicopter is a comprehensive modernisation of the Mi-24V. The Mi-35M was developed by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, and has been series produced at Rostvertol since 2005.
It is equipped with the latest Klimov-produced powerful VK-2500 turboshaft engines, fibreglass main rotor blades, main rotor head with elastomeric joints, a new swashplate and X-type tail rotor. The Mi-35M’s fuselage boasts shortened stub wings and fixed landing gear.
The Mi-35 is operated by the Armed Forces of Russia, Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan.