Military version of Ka-60 helicopter may be developed after 2016, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Deputy Minister of industry and trade, Yuri Slusar.
"We have considered two vehicles: Ka-60 and Ka-62. We and our colleagues from the Ministry of Defense decided to opt for the project I have already told you about. In late 2015 or early 2016 we plan to complete the certification of the helicopter’s civil version. After that the Ministry of Defense will elaborate the concept of the military version", — Slusar said.
Kamov Ka-60 Kasatka helicopter is the medium multi-role military-transport helicopter developed by Kamov design bureau (Russia). The vehicle performed its maiden flight on December 10th 1998. Ka-60 is intended for delivery of ammunition and weapons, patrol missions, search-and-rescue operations, medevac operations, personnel training, airborne insertion and aerial reconnaissance. It will replace Mi-8 helicopters in some missions. Ka-60 helicopters are manufactured by an aviation plant located in Lukhovitsi (Moscow Region).