The Russian Defense Ministry expects that Ka-52K helicopter project will be a success, the deputy minister noted. In 2015, the ministry will receive 16 Ka-52 multi-purpose attack helicopters.
“First of all, our own amphibious assault ships are under construction. A helicopter like Ka-25K will be in demand at ships of our surface fleet. So, it is incorrect to make links between completion of development work of this helicopter and delivery of Mistrals,” Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said.
Earlier, director of the Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company Yury Derisenko told the media that the company’s long-term contract with Russia’s Defense Ministry envisages the delivery of 146 Ka-52 helicopters to the Armed Forces by 2020.