Mission and primary tasks
The Ka-52 scout/attack helicopter is designed to destroy enemy tanks, armored and unarmored combat materiel, manpower, low-speed air targets in any weather, day or night, as well as provide reconnaissance and target designation for interacting helicopters and command centers of army units.
Airborne equipment and armament
The helicopter is equipped with an integrated avionics suite providing round-the-clock employment of the helicopter and weapons.
Its armament mix includes up to 12 Ataka- or Vikhr-1-type guided anti-tank missiles, up to 4 Igla air-to-air guided missiles, up to 80 S-8 80mm unguided rockets and a flexible mount with the 30mm 2A42 gun (with 460 rounds).
The helicopter is fitted with a self-defense system against heat seeker missiles, heavily-armored cockpit, vital systems and components, and features enhanced survivability.
- operability in any geographical and climatic conditions, day and night, and in adverse weather conditions;
- high maneuverability;
- operability in high-altitude, hot and humid conditions;
- capability of basing on ground airfields located at altitudes of up to 4,000 m;
- precision engagement capability against small ground (surface) and low-speed air targets;
- round-the-clock operational capability through the use of a day/night sighting system and an on-board radar;
- protection against heat seeker missiles;
- heavy armor protection;
- high target approach accuracy through installation of an inertial-satellite navigation system;
- high safety and single-engine flight and landing capability;
- capability to operate independently in isolation from the main base airfield;
- ejection capability in a wide range of speeds and altitudes, including zero-zero ejection;
- automatic terrain-following capability when flying at extremely low altitudes.