|Status:||On Order (Ka-52K variant)||Potential Purchase|
|Acquired:||Before the end of 2017||Unknown|
|Country of origin:||Russia|
|Role:||Armed Reconnaissance (K variant modified for naval attack)|
|Manufacturer:||Kamov Design Bureau|
|Power plant:||2 x VK-2500 turboshaft|
|Thrust:||2,400 hp per engine|
|Rotor diameter:||47.6 ft (14.5 m)|
|Fuselage Width:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Fuselage Length:||49.2 ft (15 m)|
|Width (total):||47.6 ft (14.5 m)|
|Length (total):||52.5 ft (16 m)|
|Height (total):||16.1 ft (4.9 m)|
|Weight (empty):||16,958 lbs (7,692 kg)|
|Maximum takeoff weight:||23,829.8 ft (10,809 kg)|
|Speed:||217 mph (350 km/h)|
|Ceiling:||18,044.6 ft (5,500 m)|
|Hover Ceiling:||13,123.4 ft (4,000 m)|
|Range:||Combat radius: 285.8 miles (460 km)|
|Ferry: 683.5 miles (1,100 km)|
|Armament:||5,511.6 lbs (2,500 kg) on 4 x hardpoints|
|Guns:||1 x 30mm 2A42 cannon (460 rounds) w/ high explosive and armor piercing rounds|
|23mm gun pods (940 rounds)|
|Air-to-air:||R-73 (AA-11 Archer) short-range infrared missiles|
|9K38 Igla-V (SA-18 Grouse) short-range infrared missiles|
|Air-to-ground:||S-8 80mm rockets|
|S-13 122mm rockets|
|9A4172 Vikhr-M (AT-16 Scallion) laser-guided anti-tank missile|
|9M120 Ataka (AT-9 Spiral-2) anti-tank guided missile|
|FAB-500 1,102 lb (500 kg) unguided bombs|
|Kh-25MP (AS-12 Kegler) anti-radiation missile|
|Kh-38ME short-range missile|
|Kh-35U (AS-20 Kayak) anti-ship missile|
|Radar/Sensors:||ECO-52 electro-optical sensor turret|
|Arbalet radar system|
|KRET weapons control system|
|Countermeasures/ Defenses:||President-S onboard defense system|
|Pastel L150 radar warning receiver|
|Mak L140 laser warning system|
|UV-26 flare and chaff dispenser|
|Misc Systems:||Nadir 10 navigation system|
|SIVPV-52 air data measurement system|
|Topowl helmet-mounted display|
|K-37-800M ejector seats|
|Notes:||Egypt plans to operate Ka-52Ks from Mistral amphibious assault ships.|
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- Oscar Nkala, “Egyptian Navy to Receive 46 Ka-52K Naval Helicopters From Russia,” Defense News, January 1, 2016.
- David Donald, “Iraq Looks East and West for Attack Helicopters,” IHS Jane’s, May 5, 2014.
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