First Egypt’s Ka-52 Aligator Attack Helicopter Assembling Progress Reported in Russia

Egyptian Air Force first Ka-52 Aligator attack helicopter with desert camo has been spotted at the Progress factory in Arsenyev, Russia.

According to Egypt’s Defence Ministry will get 46 Ka-52 Alligator combat helicopters in 2017-2019.

Egypt and Russia signed a training agreement, which will see Egyptian pilots train for the Ka-52 in Russia in September 2016.

Ka-52 Aligator Capabilities

  • Ka-52 is equipped with four hardpoints under its wings
  • Can take on laser-guided anti-tank missiles, rockets, air-to-air missiles
  • Has laser-guided bombs capability
  • Powered by two VK-2500 turboshaft engines
  • Ka-52K has a cruising speed of 260 km/h and a maximum speed of 300 km/h
  • It also has an operational range of 460 km and ferry range of 1,100 km

 

 

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