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Russian attack helicopter Ka-52 “alligator” crashed in Syria, could be shot down from the ground. About this newspaper “Kommersant”.
“According to unofficial information, the Ka-52 was shot down while patrolling the Eastern territories of the Syrian Arab Republic in the shelling of MANPADS at the disposal of radical Islamists”, — writes the edition.
May 7, the defense Ministry reported about the crash of a helicopter gunship, adding that both pilots, their bodies were found and taken to base. According to Russian military agencies, the cause of the crash could be a technical failure. this is the seventh crash of the helicopter from the beginning of the Syrian campaign.
“Kommersant” writes that the helicopters of this model is not satisfactory with the representatives of VKS — Ka-52 I think de facto the finished product. “At least neither it manageable (“Attack”) and unmanaged (C-80) aircraft missiles, to the complex electronic countermeasures “President-s”, nor to the rest of the systems issues do not arise”, — the newspaper notes. 6 February it became known about plans of the Russian defense Ministry to 2018 to buy 114 of these machines.
Reconnaissance and attack helicopter Ka-52 “alligator” is available since 2010. Machine building plant “Progress” in Arsenyev. Aircraft designed to conduct reconnaissance and destruction of tanks and military equipment, helicopters and other aircraft.
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