Egypt to get additional Ka-52s

The Egyptian military will receive Ka-52K Katran helicopters for its Mistral class landing helicopter dock vessels, in addition to the Ka-52 Alligators it is receiving.

According to International Cooperation Department Chief of Russia’s Rostec state corporation, Viktor Kladov, as reported by TASS, Egypt has agreed to acquire Ka-52K attack helicopters but has not yet signed a contract.

“I believe that a fundamental decision has been made, the procedure of signing a contract is only a technical issue,” he said.

Russian Helicopters Group CEO Andrei Boginsky last month said a decision was expected around May, with the tender procedure at the final stage.

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