Another batch of Mi-35M under defense contracts entered the Army Air Corps air base of the Southern Military Area, stationed in the Krasnodar region, said the press service of the Southern Military District.
In the spring 2012 flight crews, the air base had been trained to manage this type of helicopter factory in Rostov-on-Don, and then in the center of combat deployment and retraining of pilots of army aviation in the town of Torzhok Tver region.
At the current time for newly arrived machines maintenance work carried out. In late August, the new machines will rise up into the sky.
Helicopter The Mi-35M is an upgraded version of the Mi-24 is designed for the destruction of armored vehicles and enemy, fire support units of the Army and the landing forces, evacuating the wounded, as cargo in the cab and on the outside of the suspension. One of the design features of the Mi-35M are fixed landing gear, in contrast to the Mi-24 provides the energy absorption in the fall.
Helicopter E-35M equip the devices of night vision, thermal imaging surveillance system which can detect and recognize objects at any time of the day at a distance of several kilometers. Also at E-35M has a modern satellite navigation system, built-in on-board computer, which reduced the time of determination of the navigation performance, route calculation and issuing it on the monitor screen of the crew commander more than doubled.
In 2011, within the framework of the state defense order air force has already received more than 10 helicopters Mi-28N "Night Hunter" and upgraded Mi-8 AMTSH filled with satellite navigation systems GLONASS. Until the end of 2012 will complete retooling air base on the new helicopters these modifications, according to the press service of the Southern Military Area.
As reported by "RIA Novosti" with reference to the head of the press service of the Southern Military District, Colonel Igor Gorbul, another batch of Mi-35M involved two cars.
Now on the basis of army aviation JUVO are four helicopters E-35M, of which two cars entered in the 2012 year.
I.Gorbul said, "RIA Novosti", before the end of 2012 in SOUTH may do up to 6 new helicopters Mi-35M.