Egypt is to receive about 50 Kamov Ka-52 ‘Hokum-B’ attack helicopters before the end of the decade, a company report has disclosed.

The report by the Research and Production Corporation Precision Instrumentation Systems (JSC SPC CPR) company, which is developing the helicopter’s new ECO-52 electro-optic (EO) sensor turret system, reveals that 50 of the turrets are to be delivered to Egypt between 2016 and 2019.

While each Ka-52 helicopter is to be equipped with one ECO-52 turret in place of the incumbent GOES-451 sensor, the report posted online on 25 August does not say if the stated 50 is the exact number of helicopters to be equipped or if (as is likely) it includes spare turrets. […]