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Dozen of Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" helicopters to be supplied to Western Military District - ministry

10.12.2013 / Interfax-AVN

Western Military District Air Force and Air Defense specialists are accepting the first shipment of Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters on Tuesday.

"More than a dozen Alligators will be added to the fleet of the Western Military District army aviation," says a report of the district press service obtained by Interfax-AVN.

Over 35 brand-new and modernized aircraft, including Sukhoi Su-34 and Mikoyan MiG-31BM planes and Mil Mi-28NMi-26Mi-35M and Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters, have been supplied to the Western Military District this year.

The Ka-52 "Alligator" helicopter, a product of the Russian Helicopters, is capable of the destruction of armored and soft targets, troops and airborne targets. It has a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour, a maximum altitude of 5,500 meters, a range of over 1,000 kilometers and a climb speed of ten meters per second, the Western Military District Staff said. 

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