Russia Begins Serial Production of ASW Missile

May 13, 2019 (TASS) – The Research and Production Enterprise ‘Region’ (part of Tactical Missiles Corporation) has launched a new APR-3M air-launched anti-submarine warfare missile into serial production, Enterprise CEO Igor Krylov told TASS on Monday. “All the trials of the APR-3M missile have been completed, the process of its serial production has been organized and its deliveries to the Russian Defense Ministry are underway. In the near future, we will also start promoting this missile for exports. The APR-3M is integrated into the armament of a Ka-27M modernized anti-submarine…

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At the base of the Northern Fleet flew commander flights

December 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – At the aviation base of the Northern Fleet, which includes anti-submarine and transport aircraft, scheduled flights of command personnel took place. The flights took place at night in difficult meteorological conditions. IL-20, IL-38, Tu-134 aircraft, Mi-8 and Ka-27 helicopters in anti-submarine and search and rescue variants were involved. Takeoffs and landings were worked out on a new airstrip of a repaired airfield Severomorsk-1 in the Murmansk region. Flight tasks were performed in normal mode. The main goal of the event was to work out…

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Baltic Fleet Ka-27 Helicopters Conduct Deck Landing Training With RFS Sobystvitelny

September 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the Baltic Sea, the crews of the Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet’s naval aviation worked on the deck of the corvette “Sobystvitelny”. During the exercise with the corvette of the Baltic Fleet pilots shipborne helicopters made more than 20 landings on the ship in drift and on the move, some of which – in the dark. Night flights occupy a special place in the helicopter crew training program. Each pilot must have the skills to control the helicopter in conditions of reduced…

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Russian Black Sea Fleet Marks 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation

September 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the village of Mirny on the Crimean peninsula, a solemn opening of the park of naval aviators of the Black Sea Fleet (PF) took place, in which a Ka-27 helicopter monument was erected. The event was attended by servicemen of a separate mixed aviation regiment of the Black Sea Fleet, representatives of the administration of the Republic of Crimea and veterans of naval aviation. The Song and Dance Ensemble of the Black Sea Fleet addressed the guests with a festive concert.

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Pacific Fleet KA-27 Deck Landing Training

The Pacific Fleet Naval Aviation’s helicopter squadron exercised taking-off and deck landing on submarine rescue vessel Alagez in the Avacha Bay water area, Kamchatka. The Ka-27PL and Ka-27PS helicopters of a mixed naval air regiment practiced improving elements of deck landing on the ship underway. Naval pilots also trained their skills in choosing the optimal approach course, direction finding and touch-down accuracy. Also, the helicopter crews worked out their cooperation with the flight control group aboard Alagez. The drill involved three deck helicopters, which carried out about 15 take-offs and…

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Helicopter crews of the Baltic Fleet improve their piloting skill

Crews of Mi-24 and Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation conducted scheduled training flights. Pilots of Mi-24 helicopters practiced landing and taking off, flights to the assigned sea area in order to check surface situation, conduct strikes on targets with GSh-23 aviation gun and unguided projectiles. Special attention was paid to flights at nighttime, instrumental landing, flights over the sea as well as covering ship and ground groupings from the air. About 10 different helicopters were involved in the training.

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Naval aviation to receive about 50 modernised Ka-27 helicopters

The Russian naval aviation’s possibilities in searching for and detecting submarines are to be raised to a new level due to about 50 modernized Ka-27 shipborne ASW helicopters. These deck-based helicopters have already proven their best and shown high efficiency. At present, 20 modernized Ka-27M helicopters have already entered the Naval Aviation’s strength. It is planned that by 2020 the number of these machines will reach 30 units. Their modernization is being carried out by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise JSC, a part of the Russian Helicopters Holding Company of the…

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