At an aircraft plant in Primorye finish the Assembly of the first export version of the combat helicopter Ka-52 "alligator". The updated model will go to foreign customers in the summer. In the car set a new targeting system, navigation and communication.
The test pilot Alexander Doll more than 600 flight hours. He started with a single helicopter Ka-50 "Black shark". He was considered to be too complicated for one pilot. "Alligator", created on the basis of its predecessor, designed for 2 pilots, recognized as the most effective of controllability and combat load.
Among the advantages of the "Alligator" high maneuverability, the biggest load weapons, compactness and safety. Not accidentally foreign security officials drew attention to the Russian flying weapons. This is the first export contract. Ka-52 successfully delivered in the Russian armed forces. 140 helicopters will be built and sent to the Russian military units until 2020. From the machines that are created for foreigners will feature radar equipment, some weapons and communication devices.
Foreign pilots have received training on the theory of flying, soon they will arrive in Primorye to obtain practical skills. The upgraded plant for the final Assembly of the helicopters now allows you to accelerate the process of production in 2 times. Now experts are developing a version of the Ka-52K "Katran". While the project is classified. Pilot batch has already been built, they are going testing and revision, and a series of new project will start in 2020.
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