Aircraft Plant Progress Conducted First Flight Test of Shipboard Helicopter Ka-52
JSC “Arsenyev Aviation Company “Progress” AAK “Progress”, Primorsky Krai) conducted the first flight test of the shipboard helicopter Ka-52K (“Alligator”), the company said to “Interfax”.
The difference of shipboard Ka-52 from the traditional Ka-52 is primarily in its adaptation to basing on the ships of the Russian Navy, for which a helicopter has partial wing, blade folding system and air conditioning system for use in humid marine atmosphere.
Like a traditional Ka-52, the shipborne helicopter is equipped with on-board defense, gyro-stabilized optronic station GOES-451 and 30-mm automatic cannon 2A42.
Earlier, the Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov during a visit to AAK “Progress” said the aircraft factory signed a contract to build 32 helicopters Ka-52K.