New marine strike helicopter to aid assault on land and sea

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Russia will continue to work on building a marine version of the attack helicopter Ka-52, despite the uncertainty about the supply of assault helicopter carriers “Mistral” to the Navy.

“First, our own helicopter carriers are under construction, and second, a helicopter such as Ka-52K will be highly demanded on the ships of our surface fleet,” – Deputy Defence Minister Yury Borisov told TASS.

Two assault helicopter carriers, called “Mistral”, have been built for Russia by France but have not been transferred yet to the Navy, after relations between Russia and the European Union have deteriorated and sanctioned imposed after the unrest in Ukraine. The “Mistrals” were supposed to be armed with Ka-52K “Katran” (marine version of the newest attack helicopter) helicopters.

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