Russia to supply Mi-35M helicopters to Kazakhstan in late 2016


June 01, 16:53

The Russian Helicopters say as for now that Kazakhstan currently uses the Mi-24 helicopters, on the basis of which the Mi-35M was developed

ASTANA, June 1. /TASS/. The first deliveries of Russia’s combat helicopters Mil Mi-35M (NATO reporting name: Hind-E) to Kazakhstan are scheduled for the end of the current year, Alexander Shcherbinin, deputy chief executive for business development at Russian Helicopters holding, the helicopter manufacturer, said on Wednesday.

“The first deliveries of this helicopter (Mi-35M) through the Rosoboronexport (Russia’s arms exporter) is scheduled for the end of this year”, Shcherbinin said, without specifying the details.

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-35M helicopter is designed to destroy hostile armored vehicles, provide close air support, land troops, transport cargo and evacuate injured persons. The Mi-35M type helicopters are currently in service with the armed forces of Russia, Azerbaijan, Brazil and other countries.


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Mil Mi-35 `Hind-E` Russian Attack Helicopter & Troop Transport

General Information

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.


The Mi-35M offers round the clock:

  • Combat use of guided and unguided weapons in regular and challenging climate conditions;
  • Operational for attack flights at altitudes of 10-25 m daytime and 50 m at night over land or water.

For round-the-clock combat use, the Mi-35M is equipped with the latest navigation and avionics suite with multifunction coloured displays, target sights system that includes a thermal imager and TV channels, laser range finder and location finder.

VK-2500 turboshaft engines

The Mi-35M is distinguished by its improved construction. 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-35M boasts enhanced flight capabilities, and can be operated at high temperatures and in mountainous terrain. The Mi-35M’s design ensures low noise levels, greater combat resilience, and reduces the workload on maintenance staff.

In addition to its attack capabilities, the Mi-35M can also be used in other operations:

  • Landing-transporting up to 8 paratroopers, with equipment, in the transport cabin;
  • Transporting military supplies or other cargo weighing up to 1,500 kg internally. The Mi-35M is also fitted with an external sling system, expanding its cargo carrying capacity to 2,400 kg.
  • Medical uses include carrying the sick and injured along with medical personnel.

Engine ТVЗ-117VМА or VК-2500 2×2 200 h. p.
Take-off weight:  
normal 10,900 kg
maximum 11,500 kg
Take-off weight in ferry configuration 12,000 kg
Payload 2,400 kg
Empty weight 8,354 kg
Speed  .
maximum 310 km/h
cruise 260 km/h
hovering 3,150 m
operational 5,400 m
normal up to 460 km
ferry up to 1,000 km
Crew 2 members
Primary weapons:
missiles 9 М114, 9 М120, 9 М120Ф — up to 8 pcs;  
80-mm rockets of S-8 type — up to 80 pcs;  
122-mm rockets of S-13 type — up to 20 pcs;  
Gun pod with double tube gun of cal. 23 mm, 2 containers, built-in movable gun system with gun of cal. 23 mm, 450–470 cartridges.  
Self-defense suite:
radar warning receiver;  
chaff & flare dispenser;  
IR jamming system;  
engine-exhaust IR suppressor;  
multiple redundancy of the helicopter main systems;  
efficient armoring of the cockpit and vitally important helicopter systems.  


Mil Mi-35M Attack Helicopter |

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