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“Russian Helicopters” has signed the first contract for the delivery of upgraded Ka-52M helicopters

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (a part of Rostec State Corporation) at the international military and technical forum “Army-2021” has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation to supply the first modernised attack helicopters Ka-52M. The first rotorcraft is to be delivered already in 2022.

aerobd.news : Scheduled deliveries for the modernized helicopters to begin after state joint tests have been completed, which starts in August.

“The Ka-52 is one of the best attack helicopters in the world, but even the best aircraft needs timely modernization, which will expand its combat capabilities,” said Andrey Boginsky, Director General of Russian Helicopters Holding Company. ¬– With updated version development, our designers drew on the experience of Alligator’s operation, including in real combat situations.Therefore, everything in the modernized attack helicopter is aimed at improving combat effectiveness in all weather conditions. Under an agreement with the Russian Ministry of Defense, preparations for serial production have already begun at the AAC ”Progress” facility in the Primorye”.

Ka-52M has received a modernized avionics complex, equipped with more powerful computers for better performance. With its support, the weapon’s application capabilities have been expanded, including in night conditions. The target range of detection and recognition at night has been doubled.

The helicopter has installed and tested advanced missile weapons. The Ka-52M is adapted to work in conjunction with UAVs. The data obtained from the drones will help the crew to increase situational awareness on the battlefield and help significantly improve intelligence gathering at a greater distance. To increase the helicopter’s efficiency, intensive work is underway to install a radar station with an active phased antenna array (APAR). The combat radius has been increased. The helicopter is also equipped with an upgraded BLC (On-Board Load Control System).

“Russian Helicopters” Holding Company is one of the world leaders in the helicopter industry, the only Russian helicopter designer and manufacturer. Holding were established in 2007. Its headquarters are located in Moscow. The holding company includes five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, factories for components production, aircraft repair plants, and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. The Russian Ministry of Defense, the Russian Interior Ministry, the Russian Emergency Ministry, other government agencies, ”Gazprom Avia” and UTair airlines, large Russian and foreign companies are buyers of holding’s products.

Rostec State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and production enterprises in 60 country regions. Key areas of holding’s activities are aviation engineering, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation’s portfolio includes such well-known brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Concern Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is actively involved in all 12 national projects implementation. The company is a key contributor to Smart City technologies, state administration digitalization, industry, social sectors, 5G wireless technology developing plans, the industrial Internet, big data, and blockchain systems. Rostec acts as a partner of the world’s leading manufacturers, such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, etc. The corporation’s products are shipped to more than 100 countries around the world. Almost one-third of the company’s revenue is generated by high-tech products export.

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