Russia to Churn Out First Batch of Ka-52 Choppers for Foreign Customers in 2017

 

 Kamov Ka-52

   Russia will manufacture the first batch of hi-tech Ka-52 gunships for foreign purchasers in early 2017.

   ZHUHAI (China),  The first batch of Ka-52 helicopters manufactured for foreign purchasers will be ready for delivery in 2017, Russian Helicopters holding Deputy CEO Igor Chechikov said.

   “Our factory is booked with export orders until 2020. We are planning to manufacture the first batch of Ka-52 Alligator helicopters [NATO reporting name: Hokum B] in the beginning of 2017,” Chechikov told RIA Novosti in an interview.

   On October 18, Anatoly Punchuk, the deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), said that Egypt had appealed to Russia to supply Ka-52 helicopters for Mistral helicopter carriers.

    Russia’s Ka-52 Alligator reconnaissance and combat helicopter is designed to destroy tanks and other armored vehicles. Ka-52 could also perform fire support operations, as well as patrol and escort missions.

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Egypt Could Buy Russian Ka-52K Attack Helicopters for Mistral Warships

Ka-52 Alligator multi-purpose all-weather helicopters

 

Russia is discussing the delivery of Ka-52K helicopters for the Mistral warships, the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said.

SANTIAGO (Sputnik) — Russia is in talks with Egypt on the delivery of Ka-52K attack helicopters for the Mistral warships:

“The negotiations on the issue with the Egyptians are underway, we look forward to the positive outcome. In particular, we are talking about ‘Ka’ deck helicopters and other equipment,” Anatoly Punchuk told RIA Novosti in an interview on the sidelines of an arms exhibition in Chile.

The Mistral-class carriers were built for Russia in France, but France later reneged on the deal and decided to sell the ships to Egypt. The ships are designed to carry 16 Ka-27/29 Helix anti submarine/assault and Ka-52 Hokum B strike helicopters.

 

Egypt to Buy Russia’s Ka-52 Alligator Attack Helicopters

Ka-52 Alligator helicopter

 

The Egyptian military has ordered Russian-made Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters, a military source said during the MAKS-2015 air show.

Egypt has ordered Ka-52 helicopters but the delivery has not started yet, according to the source that did not specify the timeframe and sum of the contract.Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is currently on a visit to Moscow. During talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, Sisi reached an agreement to extend Russian grain supplies and switch to ruble transactions in the tourist industry.

At the invitation of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the Egyptian leader visited the National Center for Defense Management.

The Ka-52 multirole attack helicopter was designed for destroying enemy armory, personnel and helicopters under any weather conditions at day and night. The Alligator features a coaxial rotor system which allows for superior maneuverability. The machine is capable of flying backwards at speeds of 130 kmh and sideways at speeds of 100 kmh as well as performing aerobatic maneuvers.The Ka-52 has unique crew placement – one pilot alongside to the other. It was designed like this to better coordinate the pilots’ actions in combat. The helicopter is armed with a 30-mm automatic gun and the Vikhr guided missile.

The Ka-52 has been in service in the Russian Armed Forces since 2011. Over 70 machines were produced, and a carrier-based modification was designed.