CHKALOVSKY (Moscow Region), December 26 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian government has approved the production of Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters at a plant in the Far East, the Air Force chief said on Friday.
The Ka-52 is a twin-seat derivative of the Ka-50 Hokum-A attack helicopter, and is designed primarily for reconnaissance and target designation purposes. It is similar to the U.S. AH-64 Apache attack helicopter.
"The Russian government has decided to approve the production of the first batch of Ka-52 helicopters at the Arsenyevsk plant," Col. Gen. Alexander Zelin.
Deliveries of the Ka-52 Hokum-B to the Russian Air Force will start in 2009. (RIA Novosti, Yuri Maltsev)Deliveries of the first 12 Ka-52 Hokum-Bs to the Russian Air Force will start in 2009. Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (aviastar)According to Zelin, the Russian Air Force will receive more than 100 new helicopters, including the Ka-52 and the Mi-28N Night Hunter, over the next four years.
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