East Military District received 30 new helicopters

  • The Ka-52 at an air base of the Air Forces of Russia "Chernigovka" (Primorsky Krai)
  • The Ka-52 at an air base of the Air Forces of Russia "Chernigovka" (Primorsky Krai)

 The troops of the Eastern Military District since 2012 received more than 30 new helicopters, including attack Ka-52 assault transport and Mi-8AMTSh and the heavy transport Mi-26. On this, as reported RIA Novosti, said the head of the press service of the TSB, Colonel Alexander Gordeev.

It is also expected that by the end of 2012 on arms army aviation base in the Khabarovsk region BBO go eight new Mi-8AMTSh. These machines have passed the acceptance, the first six cars will arrive at the airbase by December 17. In addition, from Rostov-on-Don on the basis of army aviation should come Mi-26MTSH.


The supply of military equipment are carried out in the framework of a large-scale state armaments program for 2011-2020, in which the Russian Air Force will more than a thousand different types of helicopters. In particular, we are talking about the Ka-52, Mi-28N, Ka-226, "ANSAT", Mi-35 and Mi-26 different versions, including T2 and TK.

In March of this year, the Russian Defense Ministry has signed several long-term contracts for the supply of aircraft. In one of them must be a military delivered 140 Ka-52 helicopters.

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