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Mali receives two Mi-35M helicopters

9th October 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Russian Helicopters has delivered two Mi-35M helicopters to Mali, the company announced on 3 October.

Mi-35M is an attack/transport helicopter capable of fire engagement, transporting up to eight fully-equipped troops, munitions or other cargo weighing up to 1,500kg inside a cabin and up to 2,400kg on an external sling, and evacuation of injured personnel.

Alexander Mikheyev, CEO of Rosoboronexport, said: ‘I am confident that the helicopters we delivered will help Mali to protect its sovereignty and fight against the universal threat of terrorism.

‘I also would like to mention that the supply of Russian Mi-35M helicopters is another significant contribution to the development of military and technical cooperation between our two countries, which in recent years has demonstrated a good upward trend.’

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