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The prototype of the modernized Ka-52M made its first flight

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The prototype of the modernized Ka-52M made its first flight

The first prototype of the modernized Ka-52M Alligator helicopter took off for the first time. This is reported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.


In AAK "Progress" them. NISazykin of the Russian Helicopters holding took place the first flight of a prototype of the newest modernized Ka-52 helicopter. This machine will use all the best technical solutions previously tested on helicopters produced both within the framework of the state defense order and for export.

- said in a statement.

The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov called the upgraded version of the Ka-52 "more advanced and reliable military equipment."

Earlier, the Mil and Kamov National Center for Helicopter Engineering placed an order for the manufacture and testing of two prototypes of the Ka-52M, created on the basis of serial machines. The transfer of machines for flight tests should take place before May 31, 2021.

According to the document, the finalization of serial machines into a modernized version should be completed by the end of 2020, followed by preliminary flight and joint state tests. During the modernization, the helicopter received new on-board systems: navigation, sighting, fire control and communication systems, as well as new weapons. At the same time, the car will retain the previous airframe, but will acquire additional fuel tanks. The upgraded Ka-52M received enhanced booking and a new on-board defense system that protects the vehicle from anti-aircraft missiles. The armament was unified with another rotorcraft, the Mi-28NM.

The full test program should be completed in September 2022. In total, it is planned to get into service 114 modernized helicopters.
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  1. Hog
    Hog 10 August 2020 11: 56 New
    +9
    Experience-based upgrades are good.
    I wonder how much the armor protection was improved (thickness or area, or both)?
    1. Sefevi2020
      Sefevi2020 10 August 2020 12: 56 New
      +5
      They say a beautiful plane flies beautifully. This helicopter is very beautiful ... …… .confident and flies beautifully. Although in the modern world it is not so important who saw the first, the first shot. Of course, the armor should be appropriate, but in any case ... ... ... ... who saw it first!
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 10 August 2020 11: 59 New
    10
    I really like this helicopter because of its unique flight characteristics and powerful weapons.
    A skilled commander can destroy anything with a group of such turntables.
    1. Grits
      Grits 10 August 2020 15: 18 New
      0
      Quote: The same Lech
      I really like this helicopter because of its unique flight characteristics and powerful weapons.

      Last year they constantly flew over our village (near Chernigovka, where they are based). At different heights and even at night - its sound cannot be confused with anyone. And this year I have never seen. Probably, the corpus coronavirus gnawed ...
    2. ancient
      ancient 10 August 2020 15: 39 New
      +1
      Quote: The same Lech
      I really like this helicopter because of its unique flight characteristics and powerful weapons.

      Quote -".... The first prototype of the modernized Ka-52M Alligator helicopter took off for the first time."
      Fact wink
  3. Andylw
    Andylw 10 August 2020 12: 03 New
    -4
    Why is there a helicopter without a radar overhead in the photo?
    Or is this the left photo, not the Ka-52M?
    1. Runoway
      Runoway 10 August 2020 12: 06 New
      +3
      It is impossible to place an overhead radar above the coaxial system
      1. Gust
        Gust 10 August 2020 12: 15 New
        0
        Perhaps there is even a photo. But it is very difficult and leads to the deterioration of other parameters.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS 10 August 2020 12: 19 New
        +4
        Quote: Runoway
        It is impossible to place an overhead radar above the coaxial system

        But what about the Crossbow?
        1. Runoway
          Runoway 10 August 2020 13: 46 New
          +1
          The ball is somehow too small compared to the Apache and Mi-28, when I meet, I will ask the technologists about the possibilities
        2. ancient
          ancient 10 August 2020 15: 50 New
          +8
          Quote: APASUS
          But what about the Crossbow?

          So yes, but the Ka-52M is equipped with a new Rezets radar with an active phased antenna array.
          The St. Petersburg company "Zaslon" is engaged in the development of the radar.
          Comparative characteristics of "Crossbow" and "Cutter":
          Serial Ka-52 helicopters supplied to the armed forces at the present time are armed with a dual-band coherent pulse radar "Arbalet", which provides reliable detection of ground objects of the "bridge" type at a distance of up to 32 kilometers, and various air targets - at a distance of up to 15 kilometers.
          The new "Rezets" radar with a fixed AFAR for 640 transceiver modules provides detection of a "bridge" -type target at a range of up to 100 kilometers, a destroyer-class ship - 150 kilometers, and air targets - at a range of up to 50 kilometers
          ... At the same time, the new radar weighs 10 kg less than the "Crossbow" - 120 kg instead of 130.
          Also, the new radar has the ability to detect helicopters in hover mode at a distance of up to 20 kilometers.
    2. abc_alex
      abc_alex 11 August 2020 00: 32 New
      0
      Quote: AndyLW
      Why is there a helicopter without a radar overhead in the photo?
      Or is this the left photo, not the Ka-52M?

      Because he doesn't need to. The radar is installed under the nose cone. Since the reversible cannon is not there, the space was vacant.
      In addition, Russia has only one over-sleeve radar and it was made for the Mi-28NM.
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 10 August 2020 12: 13 New
    +3
    Everything is learned not only in comparison, for military equipment the most, most, is to participate in a real combat situation ... so then, naf, naf, from this, but in fact, the way it is.
    Stripes boast of their electronics, the advanced equipment of their combat systems ... some of them began to "croak from their swamp" after them.
    In general, there will be someone and what to compare.
  5. Varaga
    Varaga 10 August 2020 12: 28 New
    +4
    There will be preliminary and state. tests and send the "Alligator" to the "hot spot" - to pass the test in battle.
  6. svp67
    svp67 10 August 2020 13: 04 New
    +8
    In this case, the machine will retain the previous glider,
    That is, the Ka-52M can be produced not only by production from scratch, but also by alteration from the original Ka-52 ... Not bad.
    I'm glad for the Arsenievites ...
  7. CBR600
    CBR600 10 August 2020 13: 18 New
    0
    And nothing about the engines.
    1. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 10 August 2020 14: 55 New
      +3
      The engines did not write there that they would change ... VK-2500 with some kind of index.
      1. CBR600
        CBR600 11 August 2020 11: 36 New
        -1
        For Kamovtsev and 52nd this is the most important thing.