Ka-52 Alligator Attack Helicopter has Export Order: Rosoboronexport Executive

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  • 12:21 PM, June 20, 2015
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Russia has signed its first contract for the export of Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters, the head of Rosoboronexport’s delegation said Thursday.

“We have the Ka-52 in its export model and we have contracts for it, and it’s already being spun because it has a good, firm future,” Sergei Kornev was quoted as saying at the Paris Air Show by Sputnik International Thursday.

Russia has been talking to Belarus to buy the Ka-52, widely believed to be a competitor to the Boeing Apache attack helicopter

The Ka-52 Alligator is a next-generation reconnaissance and combat helicopter designed to destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, and enemy troops and helicopters both on the front line and in tactical reserves.

The Ka-52 Alligator is equipped with 30mm calibre 2A42-1 aircraft gun. It can also carry a Strelets missile system and launch systems for guided missiles such as Ataka and Vikhr-1, as well as a launch system for S-8 unguided missiles.

 The helicopter can operate around the clock and in all weathers even in cold and icy conditions.

The Ka-52 Alligator’s two VK-2500 turboshaft engines allow the helicopter to operate at altitudes above 5,000m. It has a static ceiling of 4,000m, and is able to take off and land in hot climates and in high mountainous terrain.

The aircraft is manufactured by Kamov, a Russian rotorcraft manufacturing company. It is developed from Kamov V-80.

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