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Mi-35M Upgraded Combat Transport Helicopter

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The Mi-35M upgraded helicopter features enhanced combat efficiency thanks to improved flight performance, round-the-clock employment capability, and modernised weapons systems. The upgraded helicopter is capable of carrying out a wider range of combat missions, including air reconnaissance with real-time target location and designation, by day and night, in all weather conditions.

 

The upgraded helicopter is fitted with new main and tail rotors, a new swash plate assembly, a shorter modernised wing with an integrated cargo lifting system, a non-retractable landing gear, increased-capacity external fuel tanks, and an upgraded power plant. These measures increase the helicopter's hovering ceiling up to 4,000 m and its service ceiling up to 5,700 m, enhance survivability and flight safety, and render maintenance much easier.

 

Equipment

The Mi-35M is equipped with advanced avionics and night vision systems, including night vision goggles, operated at night with subdued cockpit instrument lighting; GOES-342 electro-optical system with a laser range finder, GLONASS/NAVSTAR satellite navigation system, electronic multifunction displays, onboard computer, and jam-proof communications equipment. The upgraded avionics suite enables ground surveillance (with 20 to 25m standard deviation), roundthe- clock low-altitude flights with visual observation of underlying terrain, take-offs from/ landings at unequipped sites, day/night reconnaissance with target location and designation, and attacks against ground and air targets in any combat environments.

 

Armament

The helicopter’s round-the-clock combat efficiency is enhanced thanks to installation of eight highly effective ATGMs, four Igla-V air-toair missiles, up to 10 S-13 rockets, the GSh-23 cannon with 450-round ammunition load, and improved weapons control system, computer system, and software. On customer request the helicopter modernisation programme can be carried out in several stages.

Take-off weight, kg:

normal 10,900

maximum 11,500

 

Payload weight, kg:

normal 1,500

maximum (underslung) 2,400

 

Air speed, km/h:

maximum 315

cruising 260

 

Hovering ceiling, m

4,000

 

Service ceiling, m

5,700

 

Range, km:

without extra fuel tanks 415

with extra fuel tanks 1,085

 

Powerplant

2 x VK-2500 turboshafts

 

Crew

2

Defense Products & Services: Mi-35M Upgraded Combat Transport Helicopter
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Helicopters, transport, combat
Description: Mi-35M Upgraded Combat Transport Helicopter
Source of Information: Rosoboronexport Joint Stock Company