Ka-50 Russian Army's Attack Helicopter

Ka-50 Russian Army's Attack HelicopterKa-50 Russian Army's Attack Helicopter

The Ka-50 Russian Army's Attack Helicopter, developed by Kamov Helicopters JSC, carries the Nato codename Hokum A, with Hokum B the two-seat version, Ka-52. Ka-50 is additionally accepted as Werewolf. It is a high-performance action helicopter with day and night capability, aerial survivability and blaze ability to defeat air targets and heavily armoured tanks armed with air defence weapons. It entered account with the Russian Army during 1995 and is bogus at the Sazykin Aviation Company Progress based in Arseniev Maritime Territory, Russia.

A aboriginal accumulation of eight Ka-50 aircraft has been delivered. 12 Ka-52 were to be acquired for Russian Air Force appropriate operations in 2005, but allotment for the programme has been cut from the 2005 budget. As of backward 2008, the Russian Air Force operated 15 Ka-50 and ten Ka-52 helicopters

A night advance version, Ka-50N, with Samshit-50T thermal imager, day TV and laser rangefinder has been developed, and Kamov has additionally abutting with Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI) to aftermath a version, the Ka-50-2 Erdogan that is accordant with Nato weapons and has an Israeli able cockpit.