This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Russia deployed Mi-28N and Ka-52 attack helicopters in Syria

a
World Aviation Defense & Security News - Russia
 
 
Russia deployed Mi-28N and Ka-52 attack helicopters in Syria
 
Russian Armed Forces deployed at least one Mi-28N (NATO reporting name: Havoc-B) attack helicopter in Syria, according to the footage made by the Reuters news agency. The footage was released on March 16. It showed one camouflage-painted Mi-28N helicopter in flight.
     
Russia deployed Mi 28N and Ka 52 attack helicopters in Syria 640 001A Russian Mi-28N Havoc attack helicopter  deployed in Syria and spotted on Reuters' footage
(Credit: Reuters)
     
The aircraft lacked N025 dome radar station located above the main rotor. The helicopter was equipped with 30mm 2A42 automatic gun. The weapons attached to underwing hardpoints can hardly be recognized due to the low resolution of the footage.

On March 16, Russian Zvezda (Star) broadcasting company released a footage which showed a Ka-52 (Hokum-B) attack helicopter deployed at the Hmeimim airbase. The aircraft had its rotor blades unbuttoned and wings folded.

Mi-28N Night Hunter is the latest modification of Mi-28 attack helicopter developed in the 1990s. The aircraft has a flight weight of 10,900 kg, a cruise speed of 265 km/h, a flight range of 450 km and a static/dynamic ceiling of 3,600 m/5,600 m respectively. The helicopter is armed with 30mm 2A42 automatic gun, 9M120 Ataka (AT-9 Spiral 2) anti-tank guided missiles, Igla-V air-to-air missiles, S-8/S-13 unguided rockets. Russian Armed Forces have deployed over 100 Mi-28N rotor-wing aircraft by early 2016.

Ka-52 attack helicopter has a flight weight of 10,800 kg, a cruise speed of 260 km/h, a flight range of 460 km and a service ceiling of 5,500 m. The helicopter is armed with 30mm 2A42-1 automatic gun, Vikhr-1 (AT 16 Scallion) and 9M120 ATGM, Igla-V air-to-air missiles, S-8/S-13 unguided rockets. Russian Armed Forces have deployed over 80 helicopters by early 2016. A Ka-52 marinised modification for the Navy (designated as Ka-52K Kaiman) has been developed.
     
© Copyright 2015 TASS. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
 

,