The first three ship-based Ka-52K helicopters to be delivered to Russian navy in late 2014, ITAR-TASS reports. It was stated by Sergey Mikheev, General Designer of Kamov design bureau, at “The innovations day of Russian Ministry of Defense”.
"The first three Ka-52K helicopters intended for Mistral helicopter carriers will be ready by the year end, - Mikheev said. – They will be operated from Vladivostok ship after its delivery to Russia scheduled for late 2014”.
The General Designer did not unveil the number of helicopters ordered by the Ministry of Defense. However, he noted that the vehicles of this type will be operated by the navy not only as ship-based helicopters; they will also perform a variety of other tasks.