Following KA-52 Success, Russia Pitches More Helicopter Models to Egypt: EDEX 2021

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  • 05:56 AM, November 28, 2021
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Following KA-52 Success, Russia Pitches More Helicopter Models to Egypt: EDEX 2021
Mi-35P attack helicopter

Russian Helicopters Holding, subsidiary of Rostec, is pitching a range of civil and military helicopters to international customers at the International Defense Industry Exhibition EDEX 2021 (Nov. 29- Dec. 2) in Cairo.

In particular, at the exposition of the holding, guests and participants of the exhibition will be able to familiarize themselves with the models of the Ka-52 and Mi-35P attack helicopters, as well as the military transport Mi-17V-5.

As of 2021, the Egyptian Air Force has received 30 Ka-52Ks of the 46 attack helicopters on order. 

The countries of the Middle East and North Africa have one of the world's largest fleets of Russian helicopters; today, over 500 Russian and Soviet-made helicopters are operated in the region. Within the framework of the exhibition, the specialists of the holding will present various service solutions to local operators to ensure the airworthiness and timely maintenance of Russian helicopters.

The partnership of the holding with the countries of the Middle East in the military-technical sphere has already become traditional, and within the framework of EDEX the specialists of Russian Helicopters will continue the work begun at Dubai Airshow 2021, where the Mi-28NE and Ka-52 attack helicopters were presented and aroused serious interest for the first time.

At the same time, the holding is interested in further developing cooperation on civilian issues, considering the recent international premieres of the Ka-226T Climber and Ansat Aurus helicopters as an aid for the possible expansion of the order portfolio in the region.

The capabilities of the Ka-52 Alligator helicopter were assessed by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in October 2018 during a visit to the Egyptian Air Force base. The machine can provide target reconnaissance, target distribution and instrumental target designation. Ka-52 is equipped with devices for reducing visibility, electronic protection system and active countermeasures. The helicopter's high flight characteristics, achieved, among other things, due to the coaxial propeller arrangement, allow it to quickly maneuver in a confined space to take up a favorable attacking position. The Ka-52 has high crew protection, modern automated systems to facilitate piloting, and is also easy to maintain on the ground.

The Mi-35P is distinguished by its high flight characteristics, in particular, it can be effectively used in conditions of high temperatures and high mountains. The design of the Mi-35M provides low acoustic signature, increased combat survivability, and also reduces the labor intensity of maintenance. The helicopter is equipped with an upgraded sighting and sighting system with a third-generation long-wavelength matrix thermal imager, a high-resolution color television camera and a laser rangefinder. Also, the car is equipped with modern night vision goggles of the "3+" generation and a set of external and internal lighting equipment, adapted for the use of these glasses. In addition, a new digital flight complex was installed on the helicopter, which improved controllability and automated the piloting process to simplify the pilot's actions.

Mi-17 is a medium multipurpose helicopter, export modification of the Mi-8. The versatility and high performance characteristics have made the aircraft of this series one of the most popular Russian-made helicopters in the world.

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