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.
“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.