The latest BKO complex allows rotary-wing vehicles to remain inaccessible for most MANPADS and air-to-air missiles.
Press office holding company gives a statement by Alexander Mikheev:
Russian helicopters have always proved their effectiveness in real combat conditions. Holding "Helicopters of Russia" is working to improve its technology, constantly upgrading it and equipping the new generation of on-board equipment. The “President-S” installation will protect our helicopters from the destruction of enemy's MANPADS and ensure a high level of flight safety.
Representatives of the holding report that until the end of this year, 12 helicopters sent for export will receive the BKO "President-S". Deliveries will be carried out primarily in Belarus. In addition, the complexes will receive Algeria and India. In 2017, such a complex will be installed on the Night Hunter Mi-28НЭ and Alligator Ka-52.
The structure of the BKO "President-S" includes: laser irradiation detection equipment, a UV rocket launch finder, an optical-electronic suppression station, a device for ejecting false thermal targets and a control system for the complex itself. Equipment "President-C" is made in the form of blocks (stations) that can be placed not only inside the fuselage of a helicopter, but also on the external attachment points.
The name BKO “President-S” was due to the fact that not only military helicopters, but also the first-person helicopters can be equipped with such complexes.