A naval variant of the Kamov Ka-52 coaxial attack helicopter, dubbed Ka-52K, started factory flight trials at the Progress Arseniev Aviation Company, in Russia’s Far East, in March. According to Andrey Shibitov, Deputy CEO of Russian Helicopters, Progress’ parent holding company, the government evaluation tests with the Russian navy are expected to start this year. The first order from the Navy may include 15 rotorcraft, he said. Last year the Russian military mentioned the ...

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