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​Ka-52K first phase of sea testing completed

5th May 2017 - 10:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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The shipborne Ka-52K has successfully completed the first phase of its naval testing programme. It involved the participation of two aircraft.

The aircraft were then transferred to Kamov's technical base in Moscow for a detailed technical examination after the on-sea operation which took place in an aggressive environment with some new modifications on board.

The first phase of the naval testing took place during late 2016 into early 2017, with one of the helicopters operating off the deck of the Russian navy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, which sailed from its base in Murmansk to the eastern Mediterranean to

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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