Russian Helicopters has successfully completed the transfer of a batch of shipborne anti-submarine Ka-27M helicopters to the Russian Navy.
The serial upgrade of the Ka-27Ms is being carried out within the framework of a government defence contract at the company’s helicopter manufacturing factory, Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise.
The first aircraft from the batch of transferred helicopters has already been sent to its permanent stationing site at the Baltic Fleet.
Several of the remaining Ka-27M helicopters are scheduled to be flown to the Pacific and Northern Fleets.
The new modernised version of the aircraft features modern information transmitting capabilities, which allow data to be transferred in real-time to ground or ship command posts and other helicopters.
Furthermore, the improved Ka-27Ms also feature latest tactical command systems, including new acoustic and magnetometric systems, a radio reconnaissance system, an information computation system and an active phased-array airborne radar station.
The upgrade provides the helicopters with all-around visibility in order to facilitate the detection of all types of vessels and submarines.
In addition to increasing the detection and destruction range of the aircraft, advanced methods of transmitting information to land and ship based command posts have been installed on the helicopters as part of the initiative.
The ability to connection with other helicopters has also been modernised.
Ka-27-type helicopters have been designed to carry out anti-submarine warfare missions for the navy and can be integrated on-board a wide range of naval vessels, including aircraft carriers.
The Russian Naval Aviation’s helicopter fleet includes several Ka-27 multipurpose helicopters featuring various modifications.
Russian Helicopters was established in 2007 and is a subsidiary of Oboronprom United Industrial, which is part of Russian firm Rostec.