Kazakhstan’s New Helicopters

The Kazakhstan Air Defence Force received its entire batch of four Mil-35M attack helicopters in early December 2016. Back in September, Okas Saparov, Kazakhstan’s deputy defence minister, said the MoD expected to place an order for a second batch of four Mi-35Ms, with the contract slated for signature at the year-end.

On December 7, 2016, a second batch of two Mi-171Sh assault transport helicopters were delivered to the 602nd Air Base at Shikment; the first batch of four was delivered in December 2015.

Alexander Mladenov