Purchase of Russian Federation Government of the French ships, helicopter carriers "Mistral" makes a number of new abilities introduction of Russian combat helicopter Ka-52, which has already released a couple of years as a "series" and is produced by the "Progress" in Arsenyev (Primorsky Krai). Not so long ago, it became clear that the designers of this project began to develop naval modification Ka-52, which can be a full-time aircraft helicopter.
Combat helicopter transport ship "Mistral"
Ship calculation BTKV "Mistral" contains 160 sailors, the ship can accommodate 450 passengers in addition. Contract to supply the Russian Navy ships 2-type "Mistral" was signed with France June 17, 2011. The first such ship will arrive at the disposal of the Russian Navy in 2014.
The contract for the supply of Russian Air Force
Firstborn lineup Ka-52 "Alligator" — a follower of the conceptual model of the Ka-50, known as "Black Shark", was a helicopter that flew in July 2008. At the end of last year ended in step II municipal joint flight performance tests.
The history of the formation of the Ka-52
In early 2012, the Ka-52 was delivered to the Russian Air Force. Above the 10-ka helicopters are in the center of combat deployment and re-training of flight personnel in Torzhok, 8 more pieces of equipment are on combat duty in the Chernihiv air base in Primorye. During the training sessions helicopters are utilized in military exercises, activities to combat the interaction of units to work out the exercises on LTUBS fire training exercises with the use of 30-mm guns and Nursey. In his own interview with the "Expert Online» representative of the department of public relations of the AAC "Progress" Alex Sukonkin said first illumine the past year, representatives of the Defense Ministry agreed to a contract for the supply of more than 140 helicopters Ka-52 up to and including 2020 with the managing director of the "Progress "Yuri Denysenko. This treaty granted the status of an official document.
Prospects for implementation of the Ka-52K
Mast modification flying machine, which won the title of the Ka-52K must be collected, tried and tested by mid-2014. Just at that time the Pacific Fleet will arrive first copies of the "Mistral". By the way, at first, the commander of the Russian Navy Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky said that the first two helicopter landing ship dock of the "Mistral" will receive the name of "Sevastopol" and "Vladivostok". It is planned that each "Mistral" will develop a 8 helicopters Ka-52K and eight combat vehicles Ka-29 (maritime transport helicopter — A worthy successor to the Ka-27).
In October 2011 in the waters of the Barents Sea have been conducted tactical flight tests, "Gator" with of mandatory landing and taking off from the deck of the ship. Battle machine successfully passed all LTI. In the processing of exercise was used aboard the BOD "Vice-Admiral Kulakov". It is understood that the ship's version of "Alligator" will be structurally modified, for all that will be manufactured folding rotor blades and wings. Fighting vehicle will be further equipped with inflatable ballonets enforced in the event of water landing, air conditioning in the cabin. Also combat helicopter will be adapted to the actions in the criteria of the sea, including the necessary equipment will be held weapons systems for the conduct of naval warfare. Is also expected to re-surface missile combat vehicle.
To improve the functional Ka-52K influenced quite successful design of the helicopter. In naval combat vehicle modifications increased the range of the introduction of both managed and unmanaged types of weapons, it was likely performance of combat duty around the clock and in any weather. Ka-52K, in contrast to the "Black Shark" Ka-50, has created a double version, the crew of the pilot and the operator enters that in certain situations, can complement each other.
As the Ka-52 helicopter version of the ship is equipped with armor protection and improved system bailout that profitably distinguishes him in the midst of other military vehicles such type.
Description of the ship's helicopter K-52K
Tactical ship-to-52K helicopter — destruction of armored and unarmored ground and sea targets, enemy personnel and air targets. Done serially. The helicopter crew consists of two people fighting vehicle cruising speed reaches 250 km / h, the practical range achieves 520 km.
Autumn Tests K-52K for SF as a fighting machine shipborne yielded positive results. All 4 BTKV "Mistral" will take on board the ship "Alligators."
Martial Ka-52 "Alligator" and Ka-29 before placement on the "Mistral" will take the necessary modernization and retooling. In view of combat duty on the sea space at the Russian naval helicopter K-52K will be reinforced chassis, which was designed in the development of land for a use military machine.