The first batch of Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopters has joined the fleet of Western Military District (WMD). The specialists of Russian air forces and air defense forces of the WMD have already started the acceptance procedure, the press-service of WMD reports.
«In the near term the maintenance personnel of WMD will complete the inspection of the vehicles and after that the flight personnel will perform a number of test flights at the manufacturer’s airfield. The pilots of WMD have passed retraining and theoretical training at Torzhok training center in order to prepare for piloting the new helicopter type», - the press-service noted.
According to the press-service, the number of Ka-52s operated by units of WMD will reach 12 ones by the end of 2013.
«This year the units of WMD took delivery of more than 35 advanced and upgraded aircraft, including Su-34 and MiG-31BM jets; Mi-28N, Mi-26, Mi-35 and Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters», - the WMD noted.