Deal on supplying Russian Ka-52K helicopters to Egypt may be inked soon

Moscow may soon sign a contract with Egypt on supplying Kamov Ka-52K helicopters designed for operation aboard Egyptian Mistral-class amphibious assault ships, Russian presidential aide for military and technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin told TASS on Tuesday.

“It is true, we won the tender, but that does not necessarily mean that a contract is signed instantly, although huge piles of work have been handled and everything is pretty close to the moment when the Ka-52K contract will be inked. I do hope this will happen soon,” Kozhin said.

He noted that without the navigation equipment and command and communication centers the helicopters may have problems with keeping in touch with the ship.

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