Mi-35 passes Brazilian Critical Design Review
The Mi-35s on order for the Brazilian Air Force have concluded their Critical Design Review.
The Mi-35Ms, which will be known as the AH-2 Sabre in Brazilian service were ordered in late October 2008 following a visit by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
The helicopters and a flight simulator are being acquired by the Air Force Command (Comaer) from the Russian companies Rosoboronexport (state firm responsible for the commercialization of defense materials), Rostvertol PLC (manufacturer of the helicopter) and Transas-Kronshtadt (in charge of its simulator).
With the objective of complementing the works of the Preliminary Revision of Project (“Preliminary Design Review” - PDR), carried out in April by Park of Aeronautical Material of the Alfonsos (Rio De Janeiro), the CDR was divided in two stages:
the first one in July, in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), questions relative to the helicopter had been approached;
in the second, initiated on July 20 and completed four days later in St Petersburg (Russia) looked at details concerning the flight simulator.
In the two phases of the meeting, the Air Force Command was represented by members of the Mi-35M Acquisition and Acceptance Committee, established in Russia, and by a technical team Working Group for the Introduction of the AH-2 in the Brazilian Air Force (GT Sabre), comprising military personnel from the General Command for Aerospace Technology (CTA), the Directorate of Aerospace and Combat Matériel (Dirmab) and the Airspace Control Department (Decea).
The meetings in Russia locked up the cycle of revisions of the project, and marked the beginning of the tasks that the Russian companies will have to complete before the delivery of the helicopters and simulators to the Brazilian authorities.
Source: Brazilian Air Force / Força Aérea Brasileira
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