Next batch of Mi-35 M helicopters bought by Azerbaijan from Russia were brought to the country, APA reports that the helicopters were sent to Baku by Rosvertol Company’s plant in Rostov-on-Don.
Consequently, half of helicopters ordered by Azerbaijan to Russia in 2010 were brought to the country. The state Border Service and Russian “Rosoboroneksport” company signed an agreement in 2010 on sales of 24 Mi-35M helicopters.
The first 4 Mi-35M helicopters were sent to Azerbaijan on December 12, 2011. The presentation of helicopters were held in April this year.
Mi-35 is a modernized version of Mi-24, which is considered for destruction of armored vehicles. These helicopters are also implemented in airlift delivery and evacuation of wounded and providing fire air support. These helicopters now have Russian-made NVGs, a new countermeasures system, Garmin GPS 115 with VPS-200 interface, and a turret-mounted IRTV-445MGH thermal imaging system.