Southern Military District (SOUTH) in the first half of this year will receive more than 10 combat helicopter Ka-52 "Alligator", With the first batch will arrive in February, told RIA Announcements on Mon chief of the press service of the Southern Military District, Igor Gorbul.
"At the airbase Army Aviation SOUTH stationed in the Krasnodar region, are preparing to receive the first batch of new combat helicopter Ka-52"Alligator, "Which will arrive in the current month," — he said.
Gorbul said that in the first half of 2013 at an air base Army Aviation will supply more than 10 ka these machines, and the first scheduled flights "Alligator" by programmke battle training is planned for early March.
"Rearmament airbase SOUTH underway. Today, air base has already received more than 10 helicopters Mi-28N "Night Hunter", the new attack helicopters E-35M modernized Mi-8AMTSh. All helicopters of the latest generation of satellite navigation systems equipped "Glonass" and GPS ", — reminded the official dealer of the neighborhood.
He noted that the re-training of flight personnel in the management of this type of helicopter is in the center of combat deployment and retraining of pilots of army aviation in the Tver region. "The third part of the flight personnel connections have already been retrained on the modern types of helicopters E-28N, Mi-35, Mi-8AMTSh and Ka-52. The intensity of flights on the latest technology has increased substantially, the flights are carried out on eight to ten hours a day, with all this, more than 50% of flights are at night, "- said Gorbul.
According to the Ministry of Defense, Ka-52 is able to destroy armored and unarmored vehicles, manpower on the battlefield, and aerial targets. This car has a top speed of 350 km per hour. The highest altitude — 5,5 thousand meters, range over a thousand kilometers, the rate of climb — 10 meters per second.