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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Egypt to acquire Ka-52K helicopters, to be deployed on Mistral carriers

Russia’s Rostec Corporation will be supplying Egypt with Ka-52K shipboard helicopters, but a contract has not been signed yet, TASS reports. “The Ka-52K is designed for patrol missions, fire support missions during amphibious assaults and anti-amphibious assault defense at the frontline and in tactical depth.” The Ka-52K models, set to be deployed on the Mistral-class carriers, are different from the conventional Ka-52 Alligators, of which Egypt agreed to acquire 46 of in 2015.

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