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Mi-35Ms en route to Kazakhstan

19th June 2018 - 13:50 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


A new contract covering four Mi-35M Hind attack helicopters has been signed between Russia and Kazakhstan. Its existence was officially confirmed on 29 May by Vladimir Drozhkov, deputy head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Co-operation, the country’s arms export control body. 

In the past Kazakhstan is known to have placed two separate orders, each covering delivery of four newly-built Mi-35Ms, in an effort to replace the Soviet-era Mi-24 fleet operated by the country’s air and defence force. These helicopters are operated by the 602nd Air Base at Shikment.

The first four Mi-35Ms, ordered in late 2015, were taken

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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