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