Thursday, June 13, 2024

Kazakhstan receives new batch of Mi-35M attack helicopters

The Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan has received from Russia the next batch of Mi-35M attack helicopters, according to a press release from the Kazakh Defense Ministry released on Tuesday.

Four new Russian-made multifunctional attack helicopters Mi-35M have arrived at an airbase in western Kazakhstan as part of the country’s rearmament program, the release said.

“The Mi-35M contains high-flight performance and can be used effectively under various weather conditions. In addition to its primary combat designation, the Mi-35M helicopter may be used to transport personnel and cargo, and it can evacuate the sick and wounded accompanied by a paramedic,” the statement said.

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The pilots and engineering crew underwent 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 is distinguished by its improved construction. It is equipped with the latest Klimov-produced powerful VK-2500 turboshaft engines, fiberglass 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.

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Colton Jones
Colton Jones is the deputy editor of Defence Blog. He is a US-based journalist, writer and publisher who specializes in the defense industry in North America and Europe. He has written about emerging technology in military magazines and elsewhere. He is a former Air Force airmen and served at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

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