"The Russian Helicopters holding, in partnership with [Russia's state arms exporter] Rosoboronexport, will deliver four Mi-35M attack helicopters with transport capability to Kazakhstan's Defense Ministry in 2018. The contract has been signed," the company's press service said.
The holding said the helicopters would be paid for in Russian currency, which underscored the strategic nature of the two countries' relationship.
"The Mi-35M helicopter is slowly advancing to replace the Mi-24 helicopter used widely around the world," Vladislav Savelyev, the company's director of public procurement and military-technical cooperation, said as quoted by the press service.
The Russian Helicopters is one of the global leaders in helicopter construction. It is the only helicopter manufacturer based in Russia, which comprises five factories, two design bureaus, as well as enterprises for the manufacture and maintenance of spare parts, and a service company, responsible for the after-sales maintenance in Russia and abroad.