The upgrade of the Ka-27 aircraft will continue through 2016-2017,” the statement said.
“Successful modernization of the Ka-27 enables us to offer similar upgrades of the Ka-28 export units currently in use abroad, or offer our foreign buyers the very latest, expanded, version of this helicopter,” the company press service said.
The Kamov Ka-27 is a ship-based multi-role helicopter which has been in service since 1981.
Two key variants were designed for the Soviet and Russian navies: an anti-submarine warfare version and a search-and-rescue version.
Built by the Kumertau Aviation Production Company, the Ka-27 helicopter is designed for detecting, tracking and destroying submarines moving at depths up to 500 meters at speeds up to 75 kph by day or night.