Russian helicopters are waiting for their Brazilian partners to resolve technical issues to keep the FAB Mi-35M in Brazil

The repair and maintenance of the Mi-35M helicopters of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) is carried out on the basis of the FAB-approved service center of the Brazilian company Aviacao e Servisos (IAS) under the Russian language compensation obligations of helicopters from the contract on the Delivery of 12 Mi-35M helicopters to Brazil.

The contract between the two companies was signed in late 2020 and means that Russian helicopters will provide group repair kits for the units to be repaired in Brazil, supply a number of new components and also repair some of the units in the US territory. Russian Federation. In addition, specialists from the Mil and Kamov helicopter manufacturing center will carry out an individual expansion of repair resources for Mi-35M helicopters.

“We attach particular importance to this project and we are fully ready for its implementation. I am sure that our Brazilian partners will be able to resolve a number of technical problems quickly in order to start work. In particular, we expect that the IAS signed five additional agreements and send us the list of units that have been agreed with the Brazilian Air Force for their replacement or repair in Russia. Without these documents we can not start the production and completion of the property and that for the Overhaul necessary units begin, “explains Andrei Boginsky, General Director of the Russian holding company. Helicopter.

The Mi-35M helicopter can transport up to 1500 kg of ammunition or other cargoes in the cabin and up to 2400 kg of cargo in external suspension and, in addition to carrying out battles, also carry out evacuation and transport operations of various kinds to provide air support to ground troops. It can take offs and landings at altitudes up to 4,000 m above sea level. In addition, the successful design solutions of the Mi-35 allow the Russian helicopter to be used in a wide variety of physical, geographical and climatic conditions, including in the mountains, at temperatures from -50 ° C to + 50 ° C.

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