A maintenance center for Russia’s Mil Mi-35M multirole attack helicopters will open in Brazil in 2015, according to Rosoboronexport Deputy General Director Sergei Goreslavsky.
“The Mi-35M helicopter delivery is supported by an offset program, whose cornerstone is the helicopter maintenance center. The center will apply Russian technologies and infrastructures of the Brazilian customer,” Goreslavsky told reporters at the LAAD 2015 Latin American defense and security exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.
“The contract stipulates the opening of the maintenance center in 2015,” he added.
Russia will transfer technologies for key units of the helicopter under the contract, Goreslavsky said.
The center will employ workshops in two regions of Brazil. Civilian helicopters are serviced and repaired under separate programs, and the center will repair Mil Mi-35M helicopters’ fuselage and engines.