Russia will deliver 46 Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters for the Egyptian Navy’s Mistral helicopter carriers.

The contract for the supply of Kamov Ka-52 helicopters to Egypt was signed with Rosoboronexport, Alexander Mikheyev general director of the holding Russian Helicopters has said in the holding’s corporate magazine:

“A big contract for the supply of 46 Kamov Ka-52 Alligator helicopters has been signed with Egypt by JSC Rosoboronexport.”

The Ka-52 Alligator is a reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed to destroy tanks, armoured and non-armoured ground targets, enemy troops and helicopters. Deliveries are planned between 2016-2018.

The Egyptian Ka-52s are reportedly to be equipped with a new targeting system allowing them to launch Vikhr and Ataka anti-tank missiles using laser target direction systems.

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Chris Harding
5 years ago

Russia actually put these up for export? I’d wondered what had been happening with the Kamov Crocodile and Aligator gunships.
very well armored, reliable and with a operational payload to make most modern Gunships green with envy… it will be interesting to see how Egypt uses them

Kevin Blaze
5 years ago

Lucky bastards Egypt.

Spike Hunter
5 years ago

Here we go, arming the Middle East again. When will the World learn?

Albert Yome
5 years ago

How is Egypt affording these and the two Mistrals? No oil (?) and a reeling tourist industry.

H Nelson
H Nelson
5 years ago
Reply to  Albert Yome

and the new submarines!

david southern
david southern
5 years ago
Reply to  Albert Yome

American money. The US gives Egypt $1.5 Billion each year which makes this purchase somewhat surprising. Unless the Americans want one to strip down!

Trevor Cook
5 years ago

Ah, Israeli target practice ?

Dave Wooding
5 years ago

Good luck with those ?

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