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Army's contract for Ka-52 'Alligator' helicopters to continue till 2020

December 07, 2016, 11:58 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The reconnaissance and attack helicopter Ka-52 Alligator is meant for destroying tanks, armored and non-armored vehicles, manpower, helicopters and other aircraft of the enemy

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MOSCOW, December 7. /TASS/. The current contract of the Helicopters of Russia holding company (an affiliate of Rostec corporation) for supplying Ka-52 Alligator helicopters to the Russian armed forces will be effective till 2020.

"For the past six years our main task has been to timely provide Ka-52 Alligator helicopters under a government contract, which will remain effective till 2020. Diligent and well-tuned operation of the whole labor staff of the Progress plant has confirmed our status of a reliable provider of top quality combat aviation technologies," the Helicopters of Russia’s press-service quotes the managing director of the Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company (an affiliate of Helicopters of Russia), Yuri Denisenko, as saying.

The holding company and the Defense Ministry concluded a contract for 140 helicopters in 2011.

The reconnaissance and attack helicopter Ka-52 Alligator is meant for destroying tanks, armored and non-armored vehicles, manpower, helicopters and other aircraft of the enemy on the front line and beyond it within a tactical range in any weather round the clock.

The helicopter is equipped with advanced avionics and powerful weapons that can be reconfigured for various combat tasks. Also, the Ka-52 helicopter boasts stealth capabilities and radio-electronic protection means that disperse or distort the heat trail and active protection means.

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