Air Platforms

Russia to acquire upgraded Ka-52M combat helicopters

29 May 2019

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) will start acquiring 114 upgraded Kamov Ka-52M combat helicopters in 2020, Deputy Defence Minister Alexey Krivoruchko said during a visit to the Arseniev-based Progress plant, a subsidiary of Rostec's Russian Helicopters, on 28 May.

Krivoruchko said the contract would be signed in 2020, adding that development of the Ka-52M would be completed by 2022.

Russian Helicopters director-general Andrey Boginskiy told Jane's the upgraded rotorcraft would incorporate experience gained during the operational employment of the basic Ka-52. "The updated air platform will receive new electro-optical subsystems that will increase the Ka-52M's ground and aerial target detection and engagement range.

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