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The Russian Navy recently received their first modernised Ka-27M multipurpose helicopter from Russian Helicopters. The upgrades enable real-time transmission to ground and seaborne command stations as well as to other helicopters, reports Air Defence Blog. It will be used for anti-submarine defence, air reconnaissance and the search and detection of surface ships and submarines.
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will deliver ship-borne Ka-52K helicopters built for use on-board Mistral-class carriers to the Russian Army. “In the near future the Russian Defence Ministry will receive Ka-52K and Mi-28NM helicopters with dual controls and significantly enhanced flight capabilities and firepower,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said. Russian Helicopters, (part… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, 04-Sep-15
Russia has ordered a batch of Kamov Ka-52K ‘Hokum B’ naval attack helicopters for the Russian Navy’s Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels. “See Full Story“
IHS Janes, 08-Aug-14
The Russian Navy is reportedly to take delivery of a naval version of the Kamov Ka62 within two years. Dubbed the Ka62 “Killer Whale”, the naval version will operate from small corvette ships. (see full story)
Russia and France have agreed to build four helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy, European media reports say
Vedomosti said citing Russian defense sources that invitations to participate in a closed tender had been sent out to “all interested parties” and the winner of the tender could be announced as early as by the end of this year.