On March 29, 2018, the World Arms Trade Analysis Center reported that Russia and Uzbekistan had signed a contract for the supply of more than 10 Mi-35 helicopters.
About this, as “RIA News” reports, Vladimir Drozhzhov, deputy director of the FSMTC, told journalists at the ArmHiTech-2018 armament exhibition in Yerevan.
“In accordance with the agreements, we have signed a contract for the supply of Mi-35 helicopters to Uzbekistan. It’s about more than 10 cars, “he said.
The military cooperation between Moscow and Tashkent acquired a new dynamic with the arrival of President Shavkat Mirziyev in power in the country.
So, in 2016, Russia and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on military-technical cooperation, implying the supply of arms to Tashkent at domestic prices. Thus, this Central Asian country became the only country in the CIS that has such privileges, without entering the CSTO and the Customs Union, the agency notes.