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Tango0110 Jul 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

… (But Has One Big Problem).

"The Russian Navy's Kamov Ka-52K attack helicopter will complete another round of shipboard tests before the end of 2019. The Russian Ministry of Defense will take delivery of the new aircraft shortly thereafter.

"The helicopter trials are planned to be completed before the end of 2019. So, the deliveries to the Defense Ministry will start right after the trials," Russian Helicopters—a division of Rostec—told the Moscow-based TASS news agency.

While the Ka-52K attack helicopter is a capable machine, the aircraft is not likely to be produced in numbers since Russia does not currently have a need for it.

The Ka-52K performed well during combat tests in Syria when the Russian aircraft carrier Kuznetsov deployed to the Mediterranean last year, but the gunship was primarily designed to operate from the two French Mistral-class amphibious assault ships that the Kremlin had ordered from France. After the collapse of the Mistral deal, the Ka-52K does not really have a good place in the Russian Navy's order of battle…"
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Chuckaroobob10 Jul 2017 10:43 p.m. PST

Delivery right after the tests? Hope nothing has to be changed…

Tango0111 Jul 2017 11:10 a.m. PST



ITALWARS Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2017 7:58 a.m. PST

just in time to "test" it vs Ucranians Azov insurgents and their friends in Syria

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