Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ attack helicopters will be upgraded proceeding from the experience of their combat use in Syria, CEO of Russian Helicopters rotorcraft manufacturer Andrei Boginsky said on Monday.

“They [the upgrade requirements] have been formulated on the basis of the results in Syria. We are already working on the replacement of generators so that they can yield more power. The comprehensive works on Ka-52s and Mi-28s include modernizing optoelectronic systems, which is related to identifying and detecting targets,” the chief executive said.

The Russian Helicopters rotorcraft manufacturer already has a plan approved by Russia’s Defense Ministry on the upgrade of Ka-52 and Mi-28 gunships, he added.

The Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ reconnaissance/attack helicopter is designed to destroy tanks, armored and non-armored vehicles, manpower, rotorcraft and other enemy aircraft on the frontline and in the tactical depth, in any weather conditions and at any time.

The ‘Alligator’ is furnished with modern avionics while its coaxial rotor system and enhanced longitudinal control enable it to effectively maneuver and perform complex aerobatic operations.

Besides, the Ka-52 features the radio-electronic protection system and low signature devices that reduce, dissipate and distort the engines’ thermal trace. It also has active countermeasures capabilities.

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http://tass.com/defense/1044078

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It’s hard to get decent military grade opto-electric components since almost all is designed in the western countries or their allies (Japan, South Korea). Chinks are in much better position here because almost all electronics is produced in their factories and they can easily steal blue prints…

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Actually, Russian optronics are good, thanks to French technology transfers. Thales sold the Damocles targetting pod to Russia with all the plans. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damocles_(targeting_pod) It equips all Flankers types and Su-34 in VKS and is very likely to be mounted on MiG-35 too Mi-35 and Ka-52 are to receive a Damocles derivative. Such optronics parts are NOT subcontracted to China, this is too strategic, nobody is enough dumb to do so! Japan and S-Korea are not spearheading ths technology, not even the Yankees : most of optronic patents are actually French. Russia and China are up to field their 1st generation… Read more »

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How do you know so much of topics? Do you work in the industry? Besides, why did US allow France to transfer this sensitive technology to Russians in the first place?

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“How do you know so much of topics?” => Oh, you know, I learnt to read -near- alone at 4y old and there were shïtloads of aircraft-related books, magazines, encyclopaedias around and even aircraft technical manuals… “Do you work in the industry? ” => I could tell you in private but then DGSE would retrieve your coordinates and send a “cleansing” team to you 🙂 “why did US allow France to transfer this sensitive technology to Russians in the first place?” => US have no say about technologies that don’t belong to them. If you think the French are their… Read more »

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I do not favour AT ALL the use of gunship choppers, in fact, I’m of those into considering choppers are too much used in the military despite having ended with huge losses in all conflicts! Such assets should be replaced by STOL COIN aircraft. Note that just before the end of the cold war, Soviet Aeroprogress company, using the Afghan experience, was about to field an aircraft looking a lot like OV-10 Bronco, the T-710 http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/janome_gotyou/imgs/b/6/b6ba0505.jpg Here is the OV-10 IMHO, the perfect asset would be a slightly stretched OV-10, using two 2,000 HPs PT6C engines added with a small… Read more »