The long-established Russian Mil Mi-24/35 family of assault helicopters continues to attract healthy export demand, writes Alexander Mladenov.

Two Klimov VK-2500 turboshaft engines power the ‘third generation’ Mi-35M.
Alexander Mladenov

A ‘second wind’ has boosted the Mi-24/35P/35M series, known as the Hind by NATO, in the 21st century. Orders from domestic and overseas customers have led to increased production and there’s a backlog for Mi-35P/ Ms, which guarantees production at least into the early part of the next decade and possibly to the mid-2020s.

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