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Russia ready to receive first Alligator helicopters

13th September 2017 - 11:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to receive its first consignment of Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters by the end of the year, the MoD announced on 9 September.

The helicopters are to be delivered in a number of batches, with the first also set to enter operational service in 2017.

Built by Russian Helicopters, the Ka-52 is a reconnaissance and combat helicopter designed for battle management coordination and target acquisition for other helicopters for air-to-air, air-to-surface, reconnaissance and radio jamming missions. It can defeat armoured and non-armoured hardware and aerial targets.

The helicopter is currently completing the manufacturing and test stages. 

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