Russian Helicopters Ready to Supply Rotorcraft to the CSTO Countries

June 3, 2016
The Mi-35M is designed to destroy hostile armored vehicles, provide close air support, land troops, evacuate injured persons and transport cargo in the cabin and on an external sling.

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase its current model range of military helicopters at the International exhibition of weaponry and munitions KADEX-2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Along with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters will feature the multirole Mi-35M and the Mi-28NE attack helicopters.

As part of the business program, Russian Helicopters will hold a briefing for representatives from Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defense about tactical characteristics, aircraft performance and durability of the Mi-35M helicopter.

The multirole Mi-35M attack helicopter is a comprehensive modernization of the world-famous Mi-24V. The Mi-35M is designed to destroy hostile armored vehicles, provide close air support, land troops, evacuate injured persons and transport cargo in the cabin and on an external sling. It can be deployed in combat missions in various geographies with high-temperature and high-altitude environments and features round-the-clock combat capabilities for conducting missions during day and night. Visitors of KADEX-2016 can find the Mi-35M helicopter at a stand and watch a demonstration flight. 

"The use of helicopters as one of modern means of warfare can further increase the power of armed forces. These rotor-driven machines are indispensable during operations conducted by special forces, for fighting illegal armed groups, terrorists, drug trafficking and for border patrol. As the developer and producer of modern helicopters, Russian Helicopters are ready to assist the CSTO countries with maintaining a high level of tactical efficiency of their helicopter units", said Russian Helicopters' CEO Alexander Mikheev.

With another new military helicopter at KADEX 2016, Russian Helicopters will showcase its new generation Mi-28NE Night Hunter - a modern attack helicopter designed to carry out search and destroy operations against tanks, armoured and un-armoured vehicles, and enemy personnel in combat, as well as for low-speed airborne targets. It can operate night and day, and in adverse weather conditions. The Night Hunter has been officially accepted into service by the Russian Ministry of Defense. A special export version of the Mi-28NE Night Hunter was developed in 2016, which features a dual control system.

Russian Helicopters, (part of State Corporation Rostec), is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. In 2015 its IFRS revenues increased 29,5% to RUB 220,0 billion. Deliveries reached 212 helicopters.

State Corporation Rostec is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the purpose of promoting the development, production and export of hi-tech civilian and military industry products. It comprises 663 organisations, nine of which have now been formed as holding companies of the military-industrial complex, five of them are involved in civil industries and 22 are directly controlled. Rostec's portfolio includes recognised brands such as Avtovaz, Kamaz, Russian Helicopters, and VSMPO-AVISMA. Rostec's organisations are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply their products to the markets of more than 70 countries. The revenue of Rostec in 2014 amounted to RUB 964.5 billion. The tax deductions into the treasuries at all levels exceeded RUB 147.8 billion.