H145Ms replace Mi-35s in Greek Cyprus

H145Ms replace Mi-35s in Greek Cyprus
H145Ms replace Mi-35s in Greek Cyprus

Airbus will supply Greek Cyprus with six H145M armed helicopters to replace the 11 Mi-35 attack helicopters currently in service with the Air Command. In a closed-door session on June 20, Greek Cypriot lawmakers approved a $55 million down payment for the deal.


According to media reports, the deal is worth $147 million and includes helicopter weapons. The loan will be paid back in instalments by 2026. Greek Cyprus has the option to purchase six additional H145Ms. According to media reports, the eleven Mi-35s will be sold to Serbia. Serbia wants to include these helicopters in its air force, as it has no problem maintaining the Mi-35s because it is not an EU member and sanctions against Russia do not apply. 

H145Ms replace Mi-35s in Greek Cyprus
Greek Cyprus purchased 12 Mi-35Ps in 2001.