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  • New Engine for Mi and Kamov Helicopters
    New Engine for Mi and Kamov Helicopters November 13 2019
    Russian-based engine manufacturer UEC-Klimov presents the new VK-2500 engine for Mil and Kamov helicopters in India's inventory. The matter was reportedly discussed when Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh visited the UEC-Klimov plant on November 7. India, which has about 250 Mil helicopters in service, has announced that they have ordered 10 Kamov Ka-31s worth about $ 504 million. There are three versions of the VK-2500 engine, each of which has a different take-off power- from 2000 to...
  • Ukraine to Request Assistance of Turkey for Project 58250 Corvettes
    Ukraine to Request Assistance of Turkey for Project 58250 Corvettes November 11 2019
    Ukraine’s Defence Ministry has initiated works on building at least four corvettes for the country’s navy, the ministry’s official news agency ArmyInform reported on Sept. 18. The process will start with resuming the construction of the Volodymyr the Great corvette as the lead vessel of Project 58250 class of perspective warships. Navy initiated building back in 2011, but there is almost no progress since then. Turkey and the United States are ready to su...
  • New Era in the Pacific Fleet
    New Era in the Pacific Fleet October 7 2019
    Project 20385 lead corvette armed with Kalibr cruise missiles and will be commissioned into service with the Russian navy by the end of 2019. The Gremyashchiy class Russian designation Project 20385, is an advanced development of the Steregushchiy-class corvettes of the Russian Navy. The warship has completed 70% of sea trials. The shipbuilders tested the boat's main propulsion unit in various speed modes, navigation and communications systems, performance, manoeuvrability, habitability, ...
  • New Delhi Approves Navy Ka-31 Buy
    New Delhi Approves Navy Ka-31 Buy May 11 2019
    The Defence Acquisition Council on Friday cleared the purchase of 10 Russian-made Kamov Ka-31 31 Helix airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopters for the Indian Navy (IN). ANI news agency reported the proposed acquisition would cost approximately Rs 3,600 crore (US$518 million).. The procurement of 10 Ka-31 AEW&C helicopters, used as airborne pickets by the IN, will allow them to improve their situational awareness at sea, and follow-on orders after India ordered...
  • Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters For the Egyptian Armed Forces
    Ka-52 Alligator Helicopters For the Egyptian Armed Forces August 5 2018
    Simple satellite photos from Google Earth revealed that the Egyptian Air Force has received a new batch of Russian attack helicopters Ka-52 Alligator which are stationed on the Kattamia Air Base. The helicopters were developed and manufactured by Kamov, a subsidiary of Russian Helicopters, which belongs to the state-owned holding company Rostec, which coordinates and controls technological innovations in the field of defence and high-tech.  
  • Advanced amphibious assault ship joins Russian Navy
    Advanced amphibious assault ship joins Russian Navy June 16 2018
    Russian Navy accepted (Project 11711) the large amphibious assault lead ship Ivan Gren for service in the Russian Navy. Acceptance tests of the advanced amphibious assault ship Ivan Gren started in Baltic Sea, in November 2017 but were suspended by the customer in late December to deal with technical problems that had emerged. The warship’s trials restarted on April 3, 2018 after the technical problems had been solved. Ivan Gren was developed by the Nevskoye Design Bureau in S...
  • India To Buy 200 Ka-226T
    India To Buy 200 Ka-226T May 18 2018
    Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the supply of 200 Kamov Ka-226T ‘Hoodlum’ light multirole helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army Aviation Corps (AAC).  “For the army, 40 will be in flyaway condition and the rest 95 will be co-produced with Russia in India,” explained an official, adding that the next step is for the manufacturer to respond to the RFP to take the process forward. Offi...
  • First Delivery to India Expected in 2020
    First Delivery to India Expected in 2020 April 12 2018
    The first batch of Russia’s Kamov Ka-226T light multirole helicopters may be delivered to India by 2020, TASS reports. According to a a source close to the Russian Helicopters rotorcraft manufacturer, "The first batch of helicopters may be delivered by 2020, provided that a contract is signed." Although TASS does not yet have an official confirmation of this information, the agreement between Russia and India on cooperation in helicopter manufacturing was sign...
  • Russian Navy to get amphibious assault ship before summer
    Russian Navy to get amphibious assault ship before summer February 10 2018
    Head of the United Ship-Building Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov told that large amphibious assault lead ship Ivan Gren ( Project 11711) is scheduled for delivery to the Russian Navy by the end of spring,The Project 11711 is developed by the Nevskoye Design Bureau. It is laid down by the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad in December 2004 and is launched in May 2012. Assault ship sea trials began in June 2016 and it started state trials in the Baltic Sea in November 2017. The warship can carry 13 ma...
  • Last Steps For Ka-226T Production In India November 1 2017
    India commenced negotiations with Russian Helicopters regarding details of the production of Kamov Ka-226T light helicopters in India under license. Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginskiy is going to meet India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in India and discuss when to sign a contract and which production facility will be used for the relevant work.  India and Russia have signed a cooperation agreement in 2015 which covered local productio...
  • Modernized Ka-27M Ready For Delivery
    Modernized Ka-27M Ready For Delivery August 23 2017
    Russian Helicopters, part of Rostec State Corporation, has completed the whole set of factory tests of modernized multirole Ka-27M helicopters and ready to begin serial delivery to Russian Naval Aviation, Rostec announced yesterday.  The helicopter is equipped with a new tactical command system that includes new acoustic and magnetometric systems, a radio reconnaissance system, an information computation system and an active phased a...
  • Russia Tests Helos In Iran
    Russia Tests Helos In Iran August 14 2017
    Russian Helicopters will test its Kamov Ka-226T ‘Hoodlum-C’ in Iran. According to the company's announcement on 9 August, the platform’s performance in ambient temperatures of up to 50 Celcius degrees will be evaluated during the testing programme.  Ka-226T light utility helicopter boasts a modular design and can be delivered in a variety of modifications. Powered by two Turbomeca Arrius 2G1 turboshaft engines, the platform ha...
  • Misfit For The Navy
    Misfit For The Navy July 7 2017
    Indian Ministry of Defence is going to issue an Expression of Interest to the Indian firms for 110 light utility helicopters for Indian Navy, to be manufactured in collaboration with a foreign company under the 'Make in India' project. Indian Government sources said the Kamov 226T, which has been chosen to be built in a joint venture between Russia and Indian Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), does not meet the naval requirements. 
  • Gremyashchy Floated Out
    Gremyashchy Floated Out June 30 2017
    Russia has launched the first-of-class Project 20385 corvette Gremyashchy at the Severnaya Verf Shipyard in St. Petersburg on 30 June. Armed with the Kalibr-NK missile complex, Gremyashchy class is an advanced variant of Steregushchy class (Project 20380) multi-purpose corvettes. The corvette will start undergoing trials in August and expected to be handed over to Russian Navy in 2018.  Designed by Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, the corvettes are i...
  • 365 New Helo To Be Sold
    365 New Helo To Be Sold May 31 2017
    Russia plans to sell 365 Kamov Ka-62 helicopters by 2030, according to the country's Industry and Trade Ministry press office. The Ministry said planned sales of the helicopter would contribute to revenue of Russian Helicopters Group and capture around 20 percent of the intermediate class helicopter market.  It has been announced on thursday that Ka-62 helicopter performed its first trial flight, verifying the platform's basic power su...
  • Ka-62 Will Undergo Full-scale Flight Tests
    Ka-62 Will Undergo Full-scale Flight Tests May 17 2017
    The Ka-62 advanced multirole helicopter, being developed by the Kamov design bureau, will commence full-scale flight testing this year following its first hovering test in 2016, announced by Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry on Tuesday.  Based on Ka-60, the helicopter has been developed to perform a wide range of operations such as transportation and rescue. The helicopter can carry up to 15 people or 2.5 tonnes of cargo.
  • Ka-52K Completed First Phase
    Ka-52K Completed First Phase May 3 2017
    Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation, completed the first phase of testing Kamov Ka-52K helicopters in marine conditions. Designed for patrolling, providing fire support and ensuring counter-air defence, two Ka-52K helicopters has been tested so far with successful results.  
  • Helicopter Collaboration by Iran, Russia
    Helicopter Collaboration by Iran, Russia April 7 2017
    Russia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iran, covering establishment of a joint venture to undertake assembly of the Kamov Ka-226 'Hoodlum' or Ansat light helicopters in Iran. The MoU, announced on 3 April, was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Andrei Boginsky and Iran's Industrial Development & Renovation Organization (IDRO) chairman Mansour Moazzami. 
  • UAE Eyes Russian Helos
    UAE Eyes Russian Helos March 31 2017
    The United Arab Emirates is interested in purchasing Kamov Ka-226 and Ansat light helicopters from Russia, CEO of Russian Helicopters Andrei Boginsky said on 30 March. The Ka-226T light utility multirole helicopter with a coaxial rotor system has a maximum takeoff weight of 3 thousand 400 kg and is capable of carrying up to 1 tonne of payload. The Ansat light multipurpose helicopter has two-engines, a maximum takeoff weight of 3 thousand 600 kg and is designed for 7-9 seat...
  • ‘Xining’ Assigned to North Sea Fleet
    ‘Xining’ Assigned to North Sea Fleet January 25 2017
    China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned the fifth Luyang III-class (Type 052D) destroyer on 22 January during a ceremony at the Guzhenkou naval base. ‘Xining’ is the first Type 052D corvette to be assinged the navy’s North Sea Fleet. Type 052D vessels feature two vertical-launch system (VLS) grids each containing 32 cells, wihch support HHQ-9A long-range surface-to-air missiles. 7 thousand 500 ton-destroyer can accomodate either Harbin Z-9 or Ka...
  • Modernized 'Helix' Is Ready in December
    Modernized 'Helix' Is Ready in December November 30 2016
    The Russian Navy announced on 29 November that they are to receive first eight modernized Kamov Ka-27M (NATO Reporting Name: Helix) anti-submarine helicopters in December. The helicopters will be equipped with new aviation and radar systems to enhance surveillance capabilities.  
  • 'Admiral Makarov' Is On Its Way
    'Admiral Makarov' Is On Its Way November 24 2016
    Russia’s Admiral Makarov frigate completed its armament trials held at Barents Sea and returning to the acceptance base in the port of Baltiysk, on November 24-25, where the vessel will later leave for Baltic Sea to complete state trials. Yantar Shipyard plans to deliver the frigate to Russian Navy at the end of this year. The Admiral Makarov is the third Project 11356 ship which are armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles, the Shtil-1 self-defense missile system, the A-190 100mm artillery...
  • Russia goes for War Games
    Russia goes for War Games October 26 2016
    Seven ‘Commonwealth of Independent States’ (CIS) members gathered to conduct joint air defence system exercises in the air space of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhistan and Armenia, Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 26 October. Approximately 100 aircraft will take part in the drills, including Sukhoi Su-27, Mikoyan MiG-29, MiG-31, Sukhoi Su-24, Su-34, Su-25 war planes as well as Mi-8 and Kamov Ka-27 helicopters. In these exercises, participant troops will practice counter measures ...
  • Russia - India Strengthen Ties
    Russia - India Strengthen Ties October 18 2016
    Three intergovernmental agreements has been signed on Saturday between Russia and India in a meeting held in Goa. The first agreement covers the purchase of five units of S-400 Triumph air defence systems, the second is for four stealth frigate acquisition for Indian Navy and the last one comprises of establishing a joint venture for 200 Kamov-226T light utility helicopter production in India. The Indian Prime Minister stated that the agreements laid foundations for deeper defence and economi...
  • New Projects Ready for Summit
    New Projects Ready for Summit September 13 2016
    India and Russia are expected to sign an agreement for joint production of a fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) in India. Negotiations took several months but Russia is now ready to share critical new generation aircraft technologies. India will invest approximately $4 billion for the new FGFA design and production, thus they put significant emphasis into details of the agreement. Both countries are also planning to incorporate a new company by October for the production of Kamov Ka 226...
  • Syria: Russia deploys most recent attack helicopters April 5 2016
    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed that the Mil Mi-28N Night Hunters (NATO reporting name "Havoc") it has deployed to Syria have carried air strikes when it released targeting footage filmed by the attack helicopters. Moreover, the helicopter Kamov Ka-58 Alligator, (NATO reporting name: Hokum B) also entered service recently, was sighted in Syria. Local news agencies reported that four Mi-28Ns are forward deployed to Al-Shayrat Airbase. This airbase had previously been use...