Russian Helicopters to test Ka-52K for resistance to electromagnetic interference

The experts of the "Russian Helicopters" holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) will, within the framework of testing the Ka-52K

29th Aug 2017


Russian Helicopters to test Ka-52K for resistance to electromagnetic interference


Moscow / August 26, 2017


The experts of the "Russian Helicopters" holding (part of Rostec State Corporation) will, within the framework of testing the Ka-52K ship reconnaissance and combat helicopter, test the airborne equipment of the machine for resistance to electromagnetic interference.


Currently, one of the preproduction samples of the Ka-52K is being prepared for testing external electromagnetic field resistance of airborne avionics and chains with aerial weapons. The second sample is undergoing preliminary tests in the airfield-based conditions; and another one is used for testing the new inertial navigation system.

 

"The Ka-52K helicopter is currently going through the final stages of tests, and the holding is ready to start its serial production in the next few years. The development of this machine was ordered by the Ministry of Defense, and the possibility of using the Ka-52K helicopters on the basis of not only Admiral Kuznetsov, the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser, but also frigates and large anti-submarine ships adapted to single and group stationing of helicopters is currently under consideration. Besides, the Ministry of Defense has decided that the Ka-52K should be used on the perspective domestic helicopter carriers," stresses Andrey Boginsky, CEO of the "Russian helicopters" holding.

 

The Ka-52K helicopter continues the product line of "marine" helicopters developed by the Kamov construction bureau. It is intended for patrolling, providing fire support for troop landings, solving tasks of anti-airborne defense at the frontline and at tactical depth, at any time and weather. The modern avionics provides the helicopter with navigation in the absence of landmarks at the sea.

The Ka-52K differs from the basic model due to its abbreviated folding wing that was modernized to make place for heavy weapons, and to the blade folding mechanism; this will allow it to be placed in the hold compactly. The reduced size of the Ka-52K ship-based helicopters allow increasing the maximum number of helicopters placed on the ship. An armored cockpit and the use of a catapult system that is unique to the world helicopter industry provide the pilots with the maximum level of safety that cannot be provided by any foreign helicopter of this class.

 

The use of corrosion-resistant materials is another important feature of the Ka-52K, as the machine is to be operated in wet maritime climate. The helicopter has a single-point fueling system and an upgraded air conditioning system which ensures ventilation of immersion suits of crew members. Besides, the Ka-52K has a short-range radiotechnical navigation system which was not used by the basic model.

 

JSC Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation), is one of the world leaders in helicopter industry, the only developer and manufacturer of helicopters in Russia. The holding company was established in 2007. The head office is located in Moscow. The holding company is comprised of five helicopter plants, two design bureaus, enterprises for production and maintenance of components, aircraft repair plants and a service company providing after-sales support in Russia and abroad. Among the buyers of the holding company's products are Defense Ministry of Russia, Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, EMERCOM of Russia, and other state customers, Gazprom Avia and UTair airlines, as well as major Russian and foreign companies. In 2016, the revenue of Russian Helicopters under IFRS amounted to RUB 214.3 billion, its shipments totaled to 189 helicopters.

 

Rostec Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of nine holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and six holding companies working in the civilian industry, as well as 32 directly managed organizations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO AVISMA etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to more than 70 countries. In 2016, the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 266 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 88 and 268 billion rubles respectively. In 2016, the average salary in the Corporation was 44,000 rubles. According to Rostec’s new strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and the digitalization of the Russian economy.

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