The Ka-52 Alligator (NATO reporting name Hokum-B) is a multi-role all-weather attack helicopter, is intended for this purpose as a two-seat modification of the Ka-50 combat helicopter. Pilots accommodated side-by-side in one cockpit will fly this helicopter and handle all on-board systems. The Alligator retained all combat capabilities of its predecessor, as well the entire array of weaponry. it's outfitted with a multifunctional on-board integrated electronic flight, navigation and weapon control system. Its passive/active observation/search and sighting systems guarantee target search and their attack day/night in any weather conditions.
The Kamov Ka-52 Alligator is fitted with uprated TV3-117VMA turboshaft engines. The Hokum-B has distinctive maneuverability, that was derived from it's 2 coaxial contra-rotating main rotors. it's among the most maneuverable helicopters in the world. Armor of the Alligator withstands hits from 23-mm projectiles. Pilots are seated in ejection seats. It also can fly when one engine is disabled.
The Hokum-B contains a battlefield management system. It will exchange information with with similar helicopters or different helicopter types, as well as third party sources. This helicopter is also supposed as an aerial command post for a bunch of helicopters. It provides target detection and coordinates the attacks.