MOSCOW, May 22 (RIA Novosti) – Talks with foreign partners to purchase Russia’s Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters will begin in earnest in 2016 or 2017, a representative of Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Thursday.
The Ka-52 was unveiled internationally at the 50th Le Bourget airshow last June.
“This is the case of a prospect of 2016-2017,” Vladislav Kuzmichev told RIA Novosti at the HeliRussia 2014 expo in Moscow.
Kuzmichev added that the the helicopter is currently being demonstrated to potential customers.
The Ka-52 Hokum-B is a modification of the Ka-50 Hokum. It has a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour, a flight ceiling of 5,500 meters, and a range of over 1,000 kilometers.