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The main tests of "Katran" completed

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The main tests of the Ka-52K Katran deck helicopter are completed, no fundamental difficulties are expected with the completion of this work, reports Interfax a message from Sergey Mikheev, General Designer of Kamov JSC.




Ka-52K "Katran" was created on the basis of the attack helicopter Ka-52 "Alligator".

It is important that we completed the state tests of the helicopter in the interests of its main purpose; this is the main thing
Mikheev told the agency.

According to him, basically the helicopter will be used "for strikes against ground forces and means."

We have completed ground tests, and in terms of use in the interests of the Navy, we are not going to seriously rework something. We do not expect any fundamental difficulties in completing this work, especially since participation in the last campaign touched all aspects of the mission of this helicopter and passed with good success. There were flight and shock tasks,
said the general designer.

Earlier, the agency reported that "Katran" made successful test flights as part of a cruise to the Mediterranean Sea of ​​the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov."

In August, Andrei Boginsky, director general of the Russian Helicopters holding, noted that Katran is in the final stages of testing and the union is ready to begin mass production in the coming years.

It is reported that the Ka-52K differs from the basic model "by the presence of a shortened folding wing, which was modified to accommodate heavy weapons, and a blade folding mechanism, which allows it to be placed compactly in the hold."

“Katrans” are intended for patrolling, fire support of the landing force troops when disembarking, and the solution of anti-landing defense tasks at the front line and tactical depth.
Photos used:
Sergey Ryabtsev / www.airwar.ru
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  1. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 4 December 2017 16: 26 New
    +2
    Good bird turned out. It is a pity that our Navy does not have the opportunity to have carriers of these helicopters. Mistrals sailed to Egypt, and our counterparts are only on paper so far.
    1. Crowe
      Crowe 4 December 2017 16: 34 New
      +4
      Well, why not? Yes, but only one, two! On the landing ...
    2. Chertt
      Chertt 4 December 2017 16: 51 New
      +3
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Good bird turned out

      The last week, Ka-50/52 helicopters are praised, Mi scolded. Does the RF Ministry of Defense plan to hold a tender for the development of a new, promising helicopter
      1. Berkut24
        Berkut24 4 December 2017 18: 41 New
        +4
        What for? The problems of the Mi-28 in avionics and not in the concept, body and engines. It is easier to bring to mind what is.
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 4 December 2017 18: 49 New
          +1
          Quote: Berkut24
          What for? The problems of the Mi-28 in avionics and not in the concept, body and engines. It is easier to bring to mind what is.

          It was understood that the Russian Ministry of Defense plans to develop a next-generation helicopter. And KB Mil and Kamov, direct competitors
      2. Piramidon
        Piramidon 4 December 2017 20: 55 New
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        Quote: Chertt
        Does the RF Ministry of Defense plan to hold a tender for the development of a new, promising helicopter

        Do you think that MO has unlimited money? Now the main task is for the current order to be completed.
  2. assa67
    assa67 4 December 2017 16: 27 New
    +5
    completed, it’s good ... but how many of them will MO order?
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 4 December 2017 16: 30 New
      +3
      Quote: assa67
      completed, it’s good ... but how many of them will MO order?

      As media builds. At the same time, the avionics of Katran is better than that of the Alligator ...
      1. assa67
        assa67 4 December 2017 16: 35 New
        +4
        but they will not grow old at the time of the construction of these very carriers?
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 4 December 2017 16: 36 New
          +4
          Quote: assa67
          but they will not grow old at the time of the construction of these very carriers?

          And the Katrans go not only to helicopter carriers, but also to frigates and to corvettes and cruisers ... what's the problem?
          1. Romario_Argo
            Romario_Argo 4 December 2017 16: 54 New
            +1
            And the Katrans go not only to helicopter carriers, but also to frigates and to corvettes and cruisers ... what's the problem?

            this is not a problem, but common sense and complex application
            therefore, the Ka-52K is still better than not in a single quantity, but in the composition of the group on the future helicopter carrier !!!
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 4 December 2017 17: 45 New
              +4
              Quote: Romario_Argo
              and as part of the group for the future helicopter carrier !!!

              KA-52K can be used not only as an attack complex on the ground, but also as an anti-submarine complex, as well as an AWACS helicopter.
              It has a more powerful radar and missile weapons than the basic version. An unusually powerful Zhuk-AE helicopter with a target detection range of up to 200-300 km is used as a radar.
              Also, the Hermes-A anti-ship missile with a range of 30-100 km and the presence of the X-35U anti-ship missile are unusually powerful.

    2. Herculesic
      Herculesic 4 December 2017 16: 31 New
      +2
      But will he order it at all, because this is a marine version for wind-driven carriers, and we don’t have such ships, like at all. And even more than that, it is not expected!
      1. Vadim Zhivov
        Vadim Zhivov 4 December 2017 16: 41 New
        0
        Mi28N fix
    3. Asthma
      Asthma 4 December 2017 17: 14 New
      0
      So, emnip, there about fifty should go to Egypt.
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 4 December 2017 16: 29 New
    +1
    But will it not in time, as now with Mi24N, that there are no numbers to problems, and somehow they are not even in a hurry to solve them?
    1. Vadim Zhivov
      Vadim Zhivov 4 December 2017 16: 37 New
      0
      They had a serious fight somewhere in the press and read the film, it was an advertisement, but it’s more expensive whose lobby will win. Satanovsky said Wahhabism is lobbying at the top with the mind Russia cannot be understood. hi
  4. Fedorov
    Fedorov 4 December 2017 16: 48 New
    +2
    Maybe someone is bored request \
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 4 December 2017 18: 27 New
    0
    It’s a pity that a wonderful concept is being cut down: to land amphibious assault forces behind the enemy’s back. Even before the 30s we won’t have a helicopter carrier, but an airborne support helicopter, now it’s almost ready and I think there would be no problems with the release, the factory workers would be happy with such an order .And now there’s nowhere to attach it, using 100% of the benefits derived from it from the sea based. Therefore, I doubt that the fleet will order them in the near future.
  6. Genry
    Genry 4 December 2017 19: 52 New
    +1
    Everyone says "marine ... marine."
    Yes, it is just perfect for front-line use. Due to its small size when folded, it can be hidden in a small bunker and not be worried because of a possible shelling. For a conventional helicopter, the bunker should be five times larger.
    1. not main
      not main 5 December 2017 00: 00 New
      0
      Quote: Genry
      Everyone says "marine ... marine."
      Yes, it is just perfect for front-line use. Due to its small size when folded, it can be hidden in a small bunker and not be worried because of a possible shelling. For a conventional helicopter, the bunker should be five times larger.

      But who and when will the bunker do?
      1. AllXVahhaB
        AllXVahhaB 5 December 2017 08: 36 New
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        Quote: non-primary
        But who and when will the bunker do?

        And where?
    2. Kurare
      Kurare 5 December 2017 14: 59 New
      +2
      Quote: Genry
      For a conventional helicopter, the bunker should be five times larger.

      It’s easier to put a system with folding blades on a regular Ka-52. And the "oversized" helicopter is always more expensive. After all, there are not only folding wings and blades, but also a modified fuselage, engines and avionics. Work in marine conditions is different than on land.
      1. Genry
        Genry 5 December 2017 21: 20 New
        0
        Quote: Kurare
        It’s easier to put a system with folding blades on a regular Ka-52. And the "oversized" helicopter is always more expensive. After all, there are not only folding wings and blades, but also a modified fuselage, engines and avionics.

        A “Katran" is a regular helicopter with folding blades. With a more powerful radar and modern missile weapons (the K-52 Alligator has anti-tank guided missiles). The engines and avionics are the same, the fuselage is equipped with a deck mount and a reinforced chassis. All this is not superfluous for a land helicopter. And as they said earlier, the principle is simpler and cheaper for production: "albeit ugly - but monotonous."
        1. Kurare
          Kurare 5 December 2017 21: 54 New
          +2
          Quote: Genry
          All this is not superfluous for a land helicopter.

          It may not be superfluous, but redundant.
          Quote: Genry
          The engines and avionics are the same, the fuselage is equipped with a deck mount and a reinforced chassis.

          This is not entirely true, all elements of the system are oversized, since sea salty air is very detrimental to the same engines or power structure of the machine. And avionics is sharpened for work in marine conditions.
          1. Genry
            Genry 5 December 2017 22: 08 New
            0
            Quote: Kurare
            This is not entirely true, all elements of the system are oversized, since sea salty air is very detrimental to the same engines or power structure of the machine.

            And as soon as people live in coastal areas? Alloys of titanium and aluminum rust before our eyes from aggressive sea air .... But composites and ceramics generally crumble ...
            Initially, all military equipment is made under harsh conditions of humidity and temperature and under poor storage conditions. Chrome, nickel, gold, silver, .... regardless of marine conditions. All equipment is unified, because there may be a need to send anywhere.
            1. Kurare
              Kurare 5 December 2017 22: 50 New
              +2
              Quote: Genry
              And as soon as people live in coastal areas? Alloys of titanium and aluminum rust before our eyes from aggressive sea air .... But composites and ceramics generally crumble ...

              It's one thing to live on the shore, i.e. on land, and the other is to fly in the air. If something rusts or crumbles on the ground - it's not so bad, but in the air ...
              1. Genry
                Genry 5 December 2017 23: 56 New
                0
                Have you noticed that I was ironic? fellow
                In air, the problem of wear occurs only due to mechanical stress (fatigue). Air is not so abrasive or reactive as to destroy structures.
                1. Kurare
                  Kurare 6 December 2017 00: 58 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Genry
                  Air is not so abrasive or reactive as to destroy structures.

                  You better tell this to pilots flying and flying in dusty terrain, for example in Afghanistan winked Silicon dioxide is the finest abrasive!
                  1. Genry
                    Genry 6 December 2017 14: 43 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Kurare
                    Silicon dioxide is the finest abrasive!

                    Yes Yes!!
                    But these are only two short periods, takeoff and landing. It is useful for engines to clean the blades from soot (this is not a tank gas turbine collecting sand). And the rotors from the composite have a resource reserve greater than that of the helicopter itself.
  7. FLOOD
    FLOOD 5 December 2017 08: 29 New
    0
    Here's what kind of fashion went, call different types of weapons Turkish names ?! Boats "Karakurt" - "Black Wolf", "Katran" - "Tar", etc ...
    1. marline
      marline 5 December 2017 10: 19 New
      0
      Karakurt is a spider, it is also called a black widow, katran is a prickly shark, and also horseradish (plant). I do not think that the names somehow refer to Turkey. There are many Turkic words in the Russian language, and our Turks in our country also live a lot.
      1. FLOOD
        FLOOD 5 December 2017 10: 27 New
        +1
        Of the above, including your nickname, too, horseradish is a more suitable and more Russian name. I think soon some kind of domestic development will appear called Horseradish-1 or Horseradish-M.
        Still better than Iskander or Bulat, who are also Turkish wink
        1. marline
          marline 5 December 2017 10: 43 New
          0
          Quote: TUFAN
          I think soon some kind of domestic development will appear called Horseradish-1 or Horseradish-M.

          They won’t do it. Imagine, our guarantor will somehow say about their guarantor - "and to hell with him," he may not have anything in mind, and the whole world is in ruins ...
          Quote: TUFAN
          Still better than Iskander or Bulat, who are also Turkish wink

          Persian))))
          1. FLOOD
            FLOOD 5 December 2017 13: 52 New
            0
            Google at least before claiming! These words to this day in everyday life in the Russian language. And the Russians took them not from the Persian, but from the Turkic!
            1. marline
              marline 5 December 2017 13: 57 New
              0
              Quote: TUFAN
              And the Russians took them not from the Persian, but from the Turkic!

              And the Turks from the Persian))) As there:
              Quote: TUFAN
              Google at least before claiming!

              And yes, all Turks are Turks, but not all Turks are Turks)
              1. FLOOD
                FLOOD 5 December 2017 14: 06 New
                0
                From rearrangement of places of terms the sum does not change. For you, this is somehow true. All Russians are Slavs, but not all Slavs are Russian. This is where your metaphor sticks, and in relation to the Türks, it does not boil over!
                1. marline
                  marline 5 December 2017 14: 11 New
                  0
                  Thieves' jargon went)))
                  Why doesn’t it?
                  Or have the Yakuts suddenly become Turks?)))
  8. SpN V
    SpN V 5 December 2017 11: 42 New
    0
    The chief designer of Kamov already said that in the near future they are going to return to the single-seat more advanced version of the Ka-50.