Holding "Helicopters of Russia" (part of rostec state Corporation) in the near future will start deliveries of the Russian Armed forces attack helicopter shipboard accommodation Ka-52K, created for use on the helicopter carrier type " Mistral ", said correspondents CEO Alexander Mikheev.
"in the near future is expected to supply the Ministry of defence helicopters Ka-52K and Mi-28NM with dual controls and highly improved performance characteristics and armament," said Mikheyev in the process of MAKS-2015.
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 ".
the contract for production and delivery of 2 helicopter carrier was signed between the French company DCNS and the "Rosoboronexport" in 2011. The price of the contract - 1, 2 billion euros. France had to give 1st "Mistral" of Russia in 2014, but did not do so, citing the situation in Ukraine, against the transfer of ships have also been lobbying the United States.
in early August, the presidents of Russia and France Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande made a conclusion on termination of validity of the contract for construction and supply of 2 ships-docks type " Mistral ". France has already transferred the funds for the contract and after the return of Russian equipment installed on the "Mistral" will be able to dispose of the helicopter. The amount that Paris Moscow listed, has not been announced.