In turn, another source in the industry said that the size of the helicopter the S. S. minnow and its takeoff weight will be less than that of the Ka-27 (he is 12 tons). Earlier, in August 2015, the head of naval aviation of the Russian Navy Igor Kozhin said that Russia has created a fundamentally new ship-based helicopter, which will be ready in 2018-2020. About creating the deck helicopter of the new generation in June 2015, also said "the Tape.ru" the General Director of Corporation "Helicopters of Russia" Alexander Mikheev. Deck-based helicopter Ka-27 entered service in 1981, he developed on the basis of helicopter Ka-25. At the moment he is the main ship by a helicopter of the Russian Navy. Produced in two versions — anti-submarine (Ka-P) and search and rescue (Ka-27PS). Also on its basis were created a transport and assault helicopter of the marine corps Ka-29 and radar picket helicopter Ka-31."
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