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Pakistan’s Army Aviation receives Mi-35 attack helicopters from Russia

The Pakistan Army Aviation Corps (PAAC) took delivery of four Russian-made Mi-35M attack helicopters with ammunition and equipment, that was reported by Quwa Defence News & Analysis Group.

According to the Quwa, Pakistan has begun receiving the Mi-35M helicopters it ordered from Russian Helicopters in 2015.

A preliminary contract was concluded at the Pakistan Army General Headquarters in Rawalpindi in August 2015.  Pakistan bought the four Mi-35Ms in a $153 million US deal including training, spare parts, ground support equipment and – as per the import registries – munitions.


Also, the Quwa noted that Pakistani import-export logs show Rosoboronexport (Russia’s state-owned company responsible for managing Russian defence exports) making various helicopter-related deliveries to Pakistan in the first week of April. In particular on 04 April, the Pakistan Army took delivery of ‘helicopter equipment and ammunition’ from Rosoboronexport.

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The Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter is designed to provide fire support to ground forces (destroy enemy tanks, other armored and soft-skinned vehicles, manpower), conduct armed air escort of military columns on the march, airlift paratroopers and evacuate the wounded, carry cargo both inside the cabin and externally.

The Mi-35M can be used in attack, troop-carrying, transport and ambulance (medevac) versions.

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The attack version is designed to engage enemy tanks, other armored and soft-skinned vehicles and manpower on the battlefield and in tactical depth, as well as perform other combat missions, both independently and in conjunction with other ground forces.

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