JSC Russian Helicopters says it will supply the Egyptian Navy with 46 Ka-52K (Kamov-52 “Katran”) naval attack helicopters to equip the two Mistraal-class helicopter carrier amphibious assaults ships acquired from France last year.

In a statement marking the end of the 2015 trading year, JSC Russian Helicopters Director-General Alexander Mikheyev said that despite the difficult business circumstances created by sanctions against Russian since March, the company managed to clinch multi-million dollar deals: “In this knotty [global business] situation, we have managed to keep up the financial parameters reached previously and to broaden the presence of Russian helicopter technologies in the world market. In the outgoing year, new contracts were signed between Russia and foreign helicopter users.

“For instance, a large agreement for delivery of 46 Ka-52 Alligator helicopters has been signed with Egypt through state-owned weapons trading company Rosoboronexport,” Mikheyev said in a statement published on the company’s corporate magazine. […]