Rosoboronexport adds upgraded Mi-35P helicopter to product range


Russia's Rosoboronexport has expanded its existing product range with the addition of an upgraded Mi-35P helicopter.

Based on Mi-24P, the Mi-35P type is currently in service with the Russian Armed Forces and is deployed abroad in Syria, Tajikistan, and Transnistria.

Rosoboronexport director general A Mikheev said: “Rosoboronexport has been negotiating with a number of foreign customers for the possible export of the modernised Mi-35P.

“The helicopter has repeatedly proven the design characteristics in ordinary conditions and in combat without requiring much in terms of changes to its design. The gunship that we offer today to our partners is superior to its predecessors as far as avionics go.”

The modernised version of the Mi-35P features modern equipment such as 23mm chin-mounted articulated double-barrel gun, head-up display (HUD) in the pilot's cockpit and multi-functional displays.

"The helicopter has repeatedly proven the design characteristics in ordinary conditions and in combat without requiring much in terms of changes to its design."

The helicopter is also equipped with the gyro-stabilised optoelectronic system, video recording system, advanced communications, and navigation equipment and digital autopilot.

The equipment fitted on the helicopter is said to improve the helicopter’s characteristics and performance.

The Mi-35P is armed with anti-tank missile systems for the engagement of moving armoured targets, weapon emplacements and slow-moving air targets.

The Mi-24 attack/transport helicopter, manufactured by the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, entered service with the Soviet Union in the late 1970s, and more than 2,500 have been produced.

The Mi-24 has been deployed in a number of conflicts, including Afghanistan and Chechnya.