Russian state media company TASS reported that official trials of the upgraded Ka-52M reconnaissance/assault helicopter are deliberate to be accomplished in October 2022. The completion of official joint trials is deliberate in October 2022. The producer of the upgraded helicopter, the Progress Plane Plant in Arsenyev (a part of Russian Helicopters holding of Rostec state company), is prepared for serial manufacturing of Ka-52M in volumes demanded by the consumer. The Ka-52M is an upgraded model of the Ka-52 Alligator assault helicopter. TASS has no official affirmation of this info but.

The Kamov Ka-50 “Black Shark” (NATO reporting title: Hokum A) is a Soviet/Russian single-seat assault helicopter with the distinctive coaxial rotor system of the Kamov design bureau. It was designed within the Eighties and adopted for service within the Russian military in 1995. It’s manufactured by the Progress firm in Arsenyev. It’s used as a closely armed scout helicopter. It has a rescue ejection system, uncommon for helicopters. The brand new model introduced by the Russian Ministry of Defence in 2018 ultimately crystallized into the Ka-52M. 114 helicopters of this new model are to be acquired; moreover, older Ka-52s are to be upgraded to Ka-52M normal.


Russian Helicopters Ka-52M Alligator Assault Helicopter

The contract for the primary 30 Ka-52M helicopters was signed in August 2021. A brand new contract was signed in August 2022. Upgrades embodied within the Ka-52M embody a modernized GOES-451M electro-optical concentrating on turret with an elevated vary, stronger undercarriage wheels, and improved cockpit ergonomics, with higher adaptation to the usage of night-vision goggles. The LMUR missile is added to the helicopter’s armament choices. A number of new radar sorts are being thought-about for the Ka-52M. A brand new self-protection system may also be fitted to the Ka-52M, changing the present L370-5 Vitebsk. Lastly, the Ka-52M is customized to work inside a brand new battlefield command and management system.

The Ka-52M missile armament has been standardized with the weapons suite of the Mi-28NM helicopter which has helped improve its placing vary significantly. The Ka-52M can also be furnished with a brand new phased array radar station and longer-range missiles. The upgraded gunship prototype carried out its debut flight on August 10, 2020. The KA-52M design options the most effective technical options: a longer-range gyro-stabilized optoelectronic goal acquisition and identification system, a brand new digital drive to extend the gun’s aiming accuracy, new chassis wheels with disc breaking gear and enhanced put on resistance plane tires. The VK-2500 engine is mounted on the upgraded rotorcraft.