1-Dec-2021 Source: Russian Helicopters
Export-oriented modifications of the newest Russian attack helicopters, Ka-52M and Mi-28NM, will be equipped with the Izdeliye 305E multipurpose guided missile. This was announced by Sergey Mikhailov, Deputy CEO of the High-Precision Weapons Holding (part of Rostec State Corporation), at the international defense exhibition EDEX-2021.
“The missile may be included in the armament of export-oriented combat helicopters Ka-52M and Mi-28NM. This will radically enhance their capabilities to counter all types of targets on the battlefield,” Mikhailov said.
According to him, this missile is the first Russian multipurpose weapon for helicopters. “Previously, there have been two modifications of missiles: one to engage armored targets and one for other targets. For example, this principle was implemented in the Ataka family. Now helicopters will be able to hit any targets on the battlefield with unified ammunition,” Mikhailov said.
The Izdeliye 305E missile was developed by the Kolomna Machine Engineering Design Bureau (KBM, part of the NPO High-Precision Weapons) and was first demonstrated at the Army-2021 forum. The guaranteed range of Izdeliye 305E is up to 14.5 thousand meters.