Russian Helicopters to supply Mi-35 helicopter equipment to Peru

15 August 2016 (Last Updated August 15th, 2016 18:30)

Russian Helicopters has been contracted to supply aviation equipment for the Peruvian Air Force's Mi-35 helicopters.

Russian Helicopters has been contracted to supply aviation equipment for the Peruvian Air Force's Mi-35 helicopters.

The first firm price contracts were awarded based on the results of tenders won by Russian Helicopters.

Russian Helicopters aftersales services deputy CEO Igor Chechikov said: "These are the first firm price contracts for aftersales services signed between the Russian holding and the Peruvian Ministry of Defence. Russian Helicopters is aiming for a phased increase of its supply scope.”

Under the terms of the contract, the company will complete the delivery of the technical aviation equipment by the end of this year.

The Peruvian armed forces use the equipment procured from Russian Helicopters to fight drug trafficking and armed opposition groups.

Designed for attack and military transport missions, the multi-role combat helicopter is fitted with shortened stub wings, rotor system, turboshaft engines and a hydraulic system.

It is also equipped with the latest navigation and avionics suite with multifunction coloured displays, target sights system that includes a thermal imager and TV channels, laser range finder and location finder.

"The Peruvian armed forces use the equipment procured from Russian Helicopters to fight drug trafficking and armed opposition groups."

The 21.6m-long helicopter can carry eight troops or a payload of 2,400kg and it can be operated at high temperatures and in mountainous terrain.

In addition to Peruvian Air Force, the armed forces of Russia, Venezuela, Brazil and Azerbaijan operate Mi-35.

According to the company, the Peruvian armed forces rely on the Mi-8/17 and Mi-24/35 helicopters for operations that are conducted in very complicated and hard-to-reach areas of the country.


Image: The Mi-35 helicopter. Photo: courtesy of Rostec.