June 18, 2013
Kamov Ka-52 Hunts for International Orders
By Andrew Drwiega, International Bureau Chief
The team from Russian Helicopters came to the Paris Air Show to talk about the Ka-52, but more particularly to open dialogue with potential customers who may wish to “use their own systems and tailor the aircraft to their own national needs,” according to Sergey Mikeev, Kamov’s chief design engineer. There was a time, he said, “when the Black Shark (Ka-50) was the most advanced helicopter and now the Ka-52 in its present configuration is the best to...