Developed for use on amphibious helicopter carrier type "Mistral" deck combat rotorcraft Ka-52K will find their customers in Russia and abroad, said the head of the holding company Rostec "Helicopters of Russia" Alexander Mikheyev.
"rotorcraft modified under sea-based specifically on the helicopter carrier Mistral, will be in demand both in Russia and our foreign partners ", - said Mikheyev held in Le Bourget international aviation and space salon Paris Air Show, reports RIA " Novosti ".
first Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Military-industrial Commission Oleg Bochkarev said that have been designed specifically for submarines of the type "Mistral" rotorcraft Ka-52K (ship) will find use in the Navy. Rotorcraft Ka-52 "alligator" is a modification of the attack helicopter Ka-50 " Black shark ". It is intended for detection and recognition of different objects, moving and stationary ground targets, destruction of armored vehicles, helicopters and low-flying low-speed enemy aircraft. The main feature of the naval version of the Ka-52 is a bearing system that allows you to fold the blades of the helicopter and so to fit in the hangar of the ship type " Mistral ". Before Bochkarev said that the issue of transfer of "Mistral" Russia and France is not discussed, the narrative is about the amount of compensation. According to him, Russia will build their own helicopter instead of the French " Mistral ". The contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier was signed between the French company DCNS and Rosoboronexport in 2011. The price of the contract - 1, 2 billion euros. 1st ship- "Vladivostok" - was obliged to go to the Russian Federation in 2014, the second - "Sevastopol" in 2015. Against delivery of the vessels made in the USA. Last year Paris at the time stopped the supply ships, for which he received the money, citing his disagreement with the policy of Russia in Ukraine. Opposing political force and the trade unions of France criticized the President of the Fifth Republic for refusing to put Russia "Mistral" alleging pressure from the capital of the USA.