According to the interlocutor, at present, Egypt estimates the number of helicopters it can purchase for the recently acquired Mistrals in France.
“In addition to X-NUMX reconnaissance and attack helicopters Ka-50 Alligator, for which the contract has already been signed, the Egyptian side intends to purchase Ka-52K Katran helicopters to equip Mistral,” the source said .
He noted that the Navy of the Russian Federation at one time hoped to place Ka-16K helicopters on each of the Mistrals.
"It is possible that the Egyptian side will also decide on placing Ka-16K helicopters on their 52 ships, then the volume of the planned order will increase to 32 units, and the total number of Ka-52 helicopters for Egypt will reach 82 units," said the source.
“In any case, the Ka-52K Katran ship-based helicopters will be ordered by Egypt in addition to the Ka-52 Alligator vehicles,” he added.
According to the source, the contract for the supply of ship-borne helicopters may be concluded in the 1 quarter of next year. ”