Russian Helicopters is moving towards the signature of a contract with Moscow for its Kamov Ka-52M attack helicopter project, according to Andrei Boginsky, General Director of the company.
The holding company Russian Helicopters plans to sign a large-scale long-term contract for the sale of upgraded Ka-52M helicopters to the Russian armed forces, said Andrei Boginsky, Director General at Russian Helicopters, to the press agency TASS. “There has been a new development work on the subsequent upgrade, which we have started to carry out this year, and we hope that we will get contracts next year”, he added. 115 Ka-52M aircraft could potentially be acquired by the Russian Ministry of Defense.
The Ka-52M will have enhanced avionics and self-protection, and will benefit from Ka-52's operational use and feedback in the Syrian conflict. The Ka-52 is equipped with a 30 mm fixed gun as well as anti-tank missiles and unguided rockets.