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Modernized Mi-35 at Army-2018
Modernized Mi-35M and Mi-35P attack helicopters featured for first time during Army-2018 expo in Kubinka, Moscow August 21-26
Modernized Mi-35 at Army-2018
Russian Helicopters, August 22, 2018 - Russian Helicopters, part of Russian State Rostec Group, is presenting modernized Mi-35M and Mi-35P attack helicopters for the first time at the Army-2018 International Military-Technical Forum, which is being held from Aug. 21 to 26 in Kubinka in the Moscow Region.
Guests and participants of the forum will be able to see the aircraft on static exposition. The helicopters have upgraded avionics and new military equipment.
“The multi-purpose Mi-24 military-transport helicopter (Mi-35 is its export version) is the first Russian helicopter designed especially for military operations,” said Anatoly Serdyukov, industrial director of the aviation cluster of Rostec State Corporation.
“Its design is so good that now it is one of the most sought-after machines on the international market, and it has proved its high performance during military operations many times. We expect that the demand for new versions of the helicopter with increased combat capability will be high in many countries.”
The modernized Mi-35P helicopter has the OPS-24N-1L observation-sight system with a third-generation matrix long wavelength thermal imager, a TV camera, and a laser rangefinder.
The new digital flight simulator based on the PKV-8 automatic flight control system will increase the helicopter’s steadiness and automate piloting to assist pilots. In addition, a modernized sight and computing system will increase the accuracy of target engagement.
The new Mi-35M helicopter has many more options in terms of equipment. The helicopter can be further upgraded for using Igla-S air-to-air guided missiles and the President-S onboard defense system with a laser station for suppression of infrared homing heads of man-portable air-defense system missiles.
Additional equipment may include VOR/ILS systems and a radio rangefinder for measuring the distance between a helicopter and ground-based beacons.
“The Mi-24/35 helicopters are among the most frequently used helicopters in military operations all over the world. They have been used during more than 30 wars and conflicts”, said Andrey Boginsky, CEO Russian Helicopters.
“With such wide experience, we have managed to perfect this platform, and now we are consistently equipping it with state-of-the-art armaments and avionics. Serial production of the upgraded machines will commence when all the modifications have been tested.”
The Mi-35 military-transport helicopter is designed for destroying armored fighting vehicles and providing fire support for ground troops. It is equipped with modern high-precision weapons and can perform combat missions at any time of day and in all weather conditions.
The most important features of the Mi-35 helicopter include its ability to carry personnel with armaments and transport up to three wounded persons from the battlefield, as well as cargo inside the cabin or on an external sling.
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