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Russia's Eastern Military District to receive 22 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in 2015

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World Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Russia's Eastern Military District to receive 22 Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in 2015
 
The aviation divisions of the Russia's Eastern Military District in 2015 will receive 22 attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”, the press service of Eastern Military District said Monday. In late 2014, representatives of the aviation units of the Eastern Military District at an aircraft factory “Progress” in Primorsky Krai finished acceptance of the six combat helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”.
     
The aviation divisions of the Russia's Eastern Military District in 2015 will receive 22 attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”, the press service of Eastern Military District said Monday. In late 2014, representatives of the aviation units of the Eastern Military District at an aircraft factory “Progress” in Primorsky Krai finished acceptance of the six combat helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”.
Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" attack helicopter
     
As part of the 2015 state defense order in the current year the aviation teams of the Eastern Military District plan to receive 22 units of attack helicopters Ka-52 “Alligator”,” was said in a statement.

The press service noted that ten helicopters designed for naval aviation and Pacific Fleet will be based on the Kamchatka Peninsula. In the future, the new Ka-52 will be involved in carrying out training flights and objectives as intended.

The Kamow Ka-52 Alligator is a twin-seat derivative of the Russian-made Ka-50 attack helicopter. The Ka-52 is designed to defeat armor materiel, low-speed aerial targets, as well as exposed and sheltered manpower in the daytime and at night, in Visual Flight Rules and Instrument Flight Rules weather conditions.

The Ka-52 is equipped with powerful offensive weapons that can be configured for different combat missions. The helicopter can use the same weapons as those carried by the Ka-50, including the Khrizantema (close-in) and the Hermes (long-range) news-generation ATGMs, a 30mm rapid-firing flexible 2A42 gun., and S-8 and S-13 aircraft rockets.