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World Defense & Security News - Russia
Russia's Southern Military District to receive 20 new Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in 2016
In 2016, the Russian Southern Military District separate helicopter regiment located in the Krasnodar Krai is to receive 20 newest Kamov Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopters, the Russian ministry of defense announced on Jan. 26, 2016.
Russi Southern Military District to receive 20 new Ka 52 Alligator attack helicopters in 2016 640 001Russian Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters
(Credit: Russian Helicopters)
Before operating Ka-52 helicopters, piloting staff is to pass a training course in Centre of combat operation and retraining in the Tver region.

The Ka-52 is a twin-seat derivative of the Ka-50 “Black Shark” helicopter. It is powered with two uprated 1863kW Klimov TV3-117VMA-SB3 turboshafts. It has a maximum speed of 310 km/h and an operational range of 460 km. The helicopter is equipped with the same weapons as those carried by the Ka-50, including the Khrizantema and the Hermes new-generation ATGMs, a 30mm rapid-firing flexible 2A42 gun mount with an ammunition load of 460 rounds, and S-8 and S-13 aircraft rockets.

Russia’s Air Force is to adopt 140 Ka-52 Alligator rotorcraft.