first_img View post tag: Russia Russia: Defense Ministry to Buy Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters Industry news View post tag: Naval Russian defense ministry and JSC Russian Helicopters signed a delivery contract for over 100 Ka-52 helicopters, reports RIA Novosti referring to Andrei Reus, Director General of Oboronprom corporation.According to the contract, over 100 helicopters Ka-52 will be delivered to defense ministry till 2020.The pilot batch of Ka-52K helicopters for Mistral-class assault landing ships will be made in 2012, said managing director of helicopter-production holding Progress Yury Denisenko. Batch production will be launched in 2014.Presently, Ka-52K helicopters pass testbed trials, reports RIA Novosti. Underway landing of Ka-52K on the deck of large ASW ship Vice Admiral Kulakov was successfully held in the Kola Bay on Sept 3. Ka-52K are to be made by the helicopter manufacturing plant located in Arseniev, Primorsky Krai (Far East). To prepare for production, the plant has already received over RUR 3 bln, said Andrei Reus at the press conference.Recall that helicopters Ka-52K and Ka-29 will be based on two Mistral-class landing ships; the first is supposed to join Russian Navy in 2014, and the second – in 2015. Mistral-class ship is capable to accommodate 16 heavy or about 30 light transport/assault helicopters, including six on the flight deck.Combat helicopter Ka-52 Alligator is developed version of Ka-50 Black Shark and designed for terrain reconnaissance, targeting, and coordination of helicopter actions. Ka-52 Alligator is capable to destroy armored and non-armored weapons, troops, and air targets.Performance characteristics of Ka-52 AlligatorEngines – 2 x 2,400 hp;Length/height/wingspan (meters) – 14.2 x 4.9 x 7.3;Main rotors diameter – 14.5 meters;Takeoff weight (maximal) – 10,800 kg;Takeoff weight (standard) – 10,400 kg;Cruise speed – 250 kph;Max speed – 310 kph;Hover ceiling – 3,600 meters;Service ceiling – 5,500 meters;Practical range – 520 km;Climbing ability – 10 meters per second;Flight range – 1,200 km;Crew – two (pilot and navigator). Ka-52K Alligator is a ship-based version of Ka-52 equipped with blade folding mechanism. Defense ministry requested to increase engine service life of Ka-52 helicopters from 2,000-2,500 to 5,000 hours. Among other features are folded blades made of composite materials and ejection escape system.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, September 6, 2011; View post tag: Defense View post tag: buy View post tag: Helicopters View post tag: Ka-52center_img September 6, 2011 Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Defense Ministry to Buy Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters View post tag: Navy View post tag: Alligator View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ministrylast_img