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China considers acquiring dozens of Russian Ka-52K attack helicopters


China’s consideration of buying the Ka-52K aircraft from Russia shows the close defence partnership between the two countries in the face of US hostility.

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“China is interested in Russia’s Ka-52K because the Type 075 amphibious ship needs heavy attack helicopters,” said Zhou Chenming, a researcher at the Yuan Wang Institute of Military Science and Technology

Ka-52K can operate regardless of day or night, in all weather conditions, participate in fire support for amphibious forces when landing, perform anti-landing defence at the front line, as well as attack. tactical depth in the enemy’s heart.

a Chinese military delegation visited the Ka-52K production line in Primorye Krai, Russia’s the Far East.

“It is likely that the contract between Russia and China will be signed soon. Russia will provide at least 36 Ka-52K helicopters to China.”

The Ka-52K is a variant of the Ka-52 Alligator helicopter, designed to resist corrosion at sea and can take off with a weight of 12.2 tons.

“Another feature of the Ka-52K is its parachute ejection seat. This is the only heavy helicopter in the world with this equipment,” said military expert Song Zhongping.

Ka-52K can operate regardless of day or night, in all weather conditions, participate in fire support for amphibious forces when landing, perform anti-landing defense at the front line, as well as attack. tactical depth in the enemy’s heart.

The Ka-52K can fly at a speed of 350km/h. Each refueling, Ka-52K can fly 460km.

The cockpit of this helicopter has 2 seats, the pilot can take turns controlling the aircraft.

The Ka-52K helicopter is equipped with a 30mm cannon, guided missiles and conventional missiles, air-to-ground and air-to-air. Can attack warships with Kh-31 and Kh-35 missiles.


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