19-May-2014 Source: Rostec
CEO of the Holding Alexander Mikheev reported about this at a press conference dedicated to the prospects of developing of the Russian helicopter construction at the HeliRussia 2014 International Exhibition.
According to Mikheev, the Indian Navy operates enough Ka-28 and Ka-31 helicopters, and sailors are familiar with all of their advantages. The head of Russian Helicopters reported, “Accordingly, if this family of helicopters is chosen, then the holding is prepared to deliver them.” According to Interfax, at the same time the Indian side has not yet decided whether it will purchase these particular models for the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier.
The aircraft carrier was transferred to the Indian Navy on November 16, 2013. Russian and Indian representatives will gather to discuss issues relating to servicing the ship over the next 20 years.
The antisubmarine search and attack helicopter Ka-28 is a modification of the Ka-27 helicopter and is intended mainly for export. The Ka-27 is used to detect submarines and destroy them while submerged to a depth of up to 500 meters.
The Ka-31 is a helicopter used for radar surveillance. It is designed for detection of the surface and low-altitude targets flying below the level of the helicopter’s flight in patrol areas and for automatic tracking. It can also transmit information on targets to ground troops.