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Russian Helicopters Produce Two Mi-35M for Mali
Saturday 07, October 2017

Russian Helicopters holding company produced two Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter for Mali under Rosoboronexport-related contract. Aircraft and all property necessary for their operation is delivered to the customer.

"Performance of the contract on Mi-35M delivery to our Mali partners once again confirms that the holding company holds a leading position in the world market of attack helicopters. I am sure that successful implementation of this order will result in growing demand for Russian helicopters in the region," said Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky.

"I am confident that the helicopters we delivered will help Mali to protect its sovereignty and fight against the universal threat of terrorism. I also would like to mention that the supply of Russian Mi-35M helicopters is another significant contribution to the development of military and technical cooperation between our two countries, which in recent years has demonstrated a good upward trend," said Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheyev.

Mi-35M is the world's only universal attack helicopter, which in addition to effective performance of fire missions is able to transport up to 8 soldiers with weapons, up to 1,500 kg of ammunition or other cargo inside the cabin, and up to 2400 kg of cargo on external sling; evacuate those who are wounded; deliver technical staff to the autonomous deploying sites.

The firepower of the Mi-35M is by 140% higher than that of its main competitors in the market due to a significant mass of equipment payload. Helicopter's unguided missile and missile-gun armament is 30% more powerful than that of competitors, which allows it to carry out air support for troops on the battlefield more effectively.

Due to the fact that the helicopter can be used in combat 24/7 in any weather conditions, it can perform combat tasks on aviation support of ground forces accordingly.

The helicopter demonstrates impressive high-altitude performance and is able to take off and land on concrete and ground sites located at altitudes up to 4000 m above sea level. In addition, effective design solutions used in Mi-35 allow to use this Russian helicopter in many physiographic regions and climates, including in the mountains, at temperatures from -50°C to +50°C, and humidity up to 98%.

JSC Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) is one of the world leaders in helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The holding company was established in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding company is comprised of five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, enterprises for production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Among the buyers of the holding company's products are the Defense Ministry of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, as well as major Russian and foreign companies. In 2016, the revenue of Russian Helicopters under IFRS amounted to RUB 214.3 billion, its shipments totaled to 189 helicopters.

Rostec Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec's portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO AVISMA, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 70 countries. In 2016 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 266 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 88 and 268 billion rubles respectively. In 2016 the average salary in the Corporation was 44 thousand rubles. According to Rostec's strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec's key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.

 

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