AAK “Progress” them. N.I. Sazykina of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) handed over to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation all Ka-52 Alligator combat reconnaissance and attack helicopters planned for delivery in 2020 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the State contract.
Upon completion of all the necessary ground and flight tests, as well as the registration of documentation for the acceptance and transfer of equipment, the Ka-52 helicopters were accepted by representatives of the operating organizations within the time period established by the contract. Currently, combat vehicles are being prepared to be sent to their places of permanent deployment.
In addition, at the moment the enterprise is carrying out development work to modernize the Ka-52 helicopter together with the specialists of the developer – JSC NCV Mil and Kamov.
“This year was not easy for us, first of all – from the point of view of the epidemiological situation. Despite all the difficulties in the pandemic, we managed not only to fulfill all obligations under the state contract on time, but also to raise our first modernized Alligator into the sky – Ka-52M “, – said managing director of AAK” Progress ” Yuri Denisenko .
The new Ka-52M helicopter has an upgraded optoelectronic system with an increased target detection and recognition range, a new digital drive, which will improve the accuracy of cannon firing. The modernized Ka-52 also received a new radar system with an active phased antenna array and a guided missile with an increased range.
The main rotor blades of the Ka-52M are equipped with a more powerful heating element, which will allow the helicopter to operate in the entire temperature range, including Arctic conditions. The helicopter is equipped with landing gear wheels with increased load-bearing capacity and wear resistance, as well as lighting equipment based on LEDs. The modernized Alligator also has a new cockpit interior, which will ensure the fulfillment of modern ergonomic requirements, including when piloting in the dark with night vision goggles.
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