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Russian Naval Aviation fleet expands

7th December 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The Russian Naval Aviation (RNA) service plans to take its first batch of Ka-27PL anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters in December 2016. The news comes at a time when the RNA receives its first Mi-8AMTSh-VA for Arctic operations.

The first two production-standard Ka-27Ms were originally planned to be handed over to the RNA in late 2014/early 2015 – some 12 years after the project's launch - but the programme has endured a delay of almost two years. 

According to Capt Igor Dygalo, a Russian MoD spokesperson, the Ka-27M upgrade has been designed and tested at Kamov, while its serial production is

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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