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Russia supplied four more attack helicopters Mi-35 to Azerbaijan 0312121

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World Air Force News - Azerbaijan
 
 
Russia supplied four more attack helicopters Mi-35 to Azerbaijan.
 
Russia supplied to Azerbaijan four multipurpose helicopters Mi-35M assembled by Rostvertol. According to military sources, this is the fourth batch in the series. The first batch of four helicopters was shipped to the customer on December 12 of 2011.
     
Russia supplied to Azerbaijan four multipurpose helicopters Mi-35M assembled by Rostvertol. According to military sources, this is the fourth batch in the series. The first batch of four helicopters was shipped to the customer on December 12 of 2011.
Russian-made Mi-35 attack helicopter
     
Two other similar batches were supplied in April and August of 2012. Multipurpose strike helicopter Mi-35 represents an export version of Mi-24V helicopter. In 1999, Rostvertol worked out a program for modernization of these helicopters.

In 2000, four such helicopters were modernized in the framework of the program for the armed forces of Zimbabwe. In September of 2010, Azerbaijan signed a contract with Rosoboronexport on purchase of 24 helicopters Mi-35M. Sixteen of these helicopters were already handed over to the customer.

The Mi-35, the export version of Mi-24V is an upgraded version of the basic version of the combat helicopter Mi-24 Hind. The Mi-35 is armed with the Shturm anti-tank guided missile system. Shturm (Nato designation AT-6 Spiral) is a short-range missile with semi-automatic radio command guidance.