Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Russian Army to receive 12 Kamov Ka-52 reconnaissance and combat helicopters in 2017

Russia’s Progress Arsenyev aviation company will deliver 12 Ka-52 attack helicopters to the Russian Defense Ministry as part of state orders this year, Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said Tuesday.

“Today at Progress we are looking how the enterprise is ready to implement plans to supply the Defense Ministry with 12 Ka-52 Alligator helicopters, especially since the company received an export order this year,” Borisov told reporters.

He outlined the progress for the Ka-52’s naval modification, the Ka-52K Katran.

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The Ka-52 Alligator is a next-generation reconnaissance and combat helicopter designed to destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, and enemy troops and helicopters both on the front line and in tactical reserves. The helicopter can operate around the clock and in all weathers.

The Ka-52 can provide target acquisition and designation for helicopter teams and ground troop command and control centres. It can also provide fire support for troop landings, fly routine patrols and escort military convoys.

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