Russia has begun to equip its Navy with new helicopters
The Ministry of Defense of Russia has launched a program to equip the Navy with new helicopters through 2025, the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry said.
"This means Ka-52K attack helicopters, Ka-31R radar surveillance helicopters, and Ka-226T shipborne helicopters capable of being deployed on ships of small displacement," said the Department's statement, which was posted on the Ministry's website.
According to the statement, the plans to equip the fleet with new helicopters are synchronized with the upgrade of the ship composition of the Russian Navy.
As the Department reports, at present a number of experimental development works are being carried out following the order of the Main Command of the Navy to create fundamentally new aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft weapons systems.
The need to equip the fleet with new aircraft was once again confirmed during Syrian mission in the Mediterranean, the report said.
The Russian flotilla in the Mediterranean has throughout its history included a wide array of ships and vessels, including the heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov, an aircraft that has struck a blow at the positioning of terrorists in Syria, as well as the heavy missile cruiser Peter the Great and the frigate Admiral Grigorovich.