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Egypt Obtains MiG-35 & Ka-52

hesham

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Hi,

we get MiG-35 and Kamov Ka-52 during the early days of this new year.
 

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Really hope those Ka-52's work out for you. Have always been a fan, and it seems a pretty decent concept for an attack aircraft (i.e. no tail rotor to loose).
 

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Really hope those Ka-52's work out for you. Have always been a fan, and it seems a pretty decent concept for an attack aircraft (i.e. no tail rotor to loose).
Why concept? Its a fully mature platform that was used in combat quite extensively.
 

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Indeed. To my knowledge it is the only attack/reconnaissance rotorcraft in production without a tail rotor. Very much aware that it is a combat proven design.
 

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They were ordered quite some time ago, before 35 face was fully formed. OTOH with order that would probably happened earlier.
 

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Are they meant for operation on the Gamal Abdul Nassr and Anwar Saadat Mistral-class BPC ships?
 

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Were the Ka-52s not originally ordered for the Mistrals by Russia and part of the deal anyway? Or is my memory rusty on that?
 

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According to the link posted by Galgot, it's not yet done: "negotiations are underway with Egypt on the sale of a batch of ship-borne Ka-52K helicopters to be based on two Egyptian Mistral UDCs".
So these appear to be land-based. Sat photos spotted them at Al Khatamia AB, too.
 

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The announcement of the navy's order back in 2016:
That Ka-52K order has been officially confirmed by Russian Helicopters:

If I recall correctly, the air force's Ka-52s have done some flying off the Egyptian Mistrals (Gamal Abdel Nasser sub-class).
 
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