MOSCOW – The Russian defense ministry has confirmed that the naval version of the Ka-52 coaxial attack helicopter has begun factory trials, despite uncertainty with delivery of the French-made Mistral-class landing docks on which the aircraft initially was to be based. The first prototype of the modification, dubbed Ka-52K, was shown to Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov during his visit to Progress Arseniev Aviation Company in Russia’s far east on March 23. “The Defense ...


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