Kamov Helicopter

The Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name 'Helix') is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy.

Kamov Ka-27 Helix

Design and development


The Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name 'Helix') is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy, and currently in service in various countries including Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, China, South Korea, and India. Variants include the Ka-29 assault transport, the Ka-28 downgraded export version, and the Ka-32 for civilian use.

The helicopter was developed for ferrying and anti-submarine warfare. Design work began in 1969 and the first prototype flew in 1973. It was intended to replace the decade-old Kamov Ka-25, and is similar in appearance to its predecessor due to the requirements of fitting in the same hangar space. Like other Kamov military helicopters it has coaxial rotors, removing the need for a tail rotor. Ka-32 variants, e.g. the Klimov-powered Ka-32A11BC, have been certified for commercial operations throughout the world, notably in Canada and Europe.

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Ka-27M

 The latest modification of the helicopter, equipped with radar and tactical command systems that include the following systems: acoustic sensors, magnetometric sensors, signals intelligence, and FH-A radar with active phased array antenna. The radar is mounted under the fuselage and provides all-around vision in the search and detection of surface, air, and ground targets. Serial upgrading of Ka-27Ms to the level of combatant helicopters was planned to begin in 2014. By the end of 2016, 46 Ka-27PLs had been scheduled for modernization, commissioned by the Russian Navy. The first eight serial Ka-27M were transferred in December 2016. Mass production approved in June 2017 and started in early 2018

Kamov Helicopter
Kamov Ka-27 Helix

In 2013, Russia tested the new Kamov Ka-27M with an active electronically scanned array radar. The basis of the modernization of the Ka-27M is installed on the helicopter airborne radar with an active phased array antenna FH-A. This radar is part of the command and tactical radar system that combines several other systems: acoustic, magnetometric, signals intelligence and radar. All the information on them is displayed on the display instrumentation.

Kamov Ka-27 Helix: Specifications

  • History

    Role  Anti-submarine warfare helicopter

    National origin  Soviet Union/Russia

    Manufacturer  Kamov

    First flight  24 December 1973

    Introduction  1982

    Status  In service

  • General info

    Primary users  Soviet Navy (historical)

    Russian Navy

    Ukrainian Navy

    Indian Navy

     

  • Performance

    Produced  1981-present

    Number built  267

    Developed from  Kamov Ka-25

    Variants  Kamov Ka-31

     

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Kamov Ka-27 Helix

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The Kamov Ka-27 (NATO reporting name 'Helix') is a military helicopter developed for the Soviet Navy, and currently in service in various countries including Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, China, South Korea, and India.

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