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.