Minoga will not have a pusher propeller, it's a conventional helicopter (same layout as Ka-226 only enlarged)
New high speed helicopter is a different project for VKS/VDV and it will have intermeshing rotors and pusher propeller
You seem very sure of that... Why would the navy not want a high speed helicopter?
I presume both Kamov and Mil are working on high speed helicopters, I would think a lot of features like improved engines and improved blade aerodynamics would also be incorporated into existing designs too.
I do not know who spoke of 40,000 tons as an American LHD, the project presented to Putin in Crimea was a little larger than the Mistral of about 25-27 thousand tons with six points for helicopters and 20 aircraft maximum (typically 8 ka-52, 8 Ka-29 and maybe 4 UAVs)
It was Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko...
MOSCOW, December 30 - RIA Novosti. The displacement of the universal amphibious assault ships - helicopter carriers, being built in Kerch , will amount to 40 thousand tons, twice as much as previously reported, said Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko .
"Under the leadership of the President of the Russian Federation, two universal amphibious assault ships of a new project with a displacement of 40 thousand tons each were laid down," he said in an interview with the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
But that doesn't change the helicopter issue.
The Ka-29s were purchased to serve on the 3 Ivan Rogov class ships and the 4 Kiev, therefore 46 were more than enough.
Now dozens of ships have hangars for helicopters (planned 30 or more 22380/22385 20-24 pr. 22350, 10-12 Lider, and an undetermined number of 11711 / 1711M in addition to the LHDs), and there will only be a maximum: 50 Ka -27M, 30 Ka-27PS and 40 Ka-29 for all.
A problem whose obvious solution would either be a replacement helicopter type, or putting older helicopters back into production.
They were talking about putting the Mi-14 back into production... I would personally prefer they did to the Mi-38 to create the Mi-14 what they did to the Mi-8.
I do not see a new helicopter operating before the beginning of the 2030s, in the plan until 2028 it is not defined anything except to start development in any time in this decade, so the process may not end before the mid of 2030´s.
So the solution could be putting Ka-27s back into production and making some more.
To be clear of course they have recently upgraded some Ka-27s to Ka-27M standard AFAIK, and another interesting point was that HATO didn't notice the Ka-27 had entered production and service for quite some time... assuming it was a just a variant of the old Ka-25.
The difference could be improved rotor blades and engines and a remodelled airframe... it does not need a radical redesign, though as I have mentioned a rear ramp door would be useful for a troop and general transport type... and there is no tail rotor to get in the way anyway.
to put Ka-31 on any ship they will have to buy more, the only two there are will surely go to the Kuznestov again when he rejoins the navy
the Russian Army ??, the only sales of Ka-31 helicopters were; India bought 14, nine received in 2001-2004 and the rest in 2012. Russia bought two a little after India and before China, which received 9 between 2010-2011
I remember reading an article that said the Army tested them for battlefield surveillance and they passed the tests and were going to be adopted...
In a landing type situation a flying radar carrying aircraft with 360 degrees low altitude view is critical... look at experience in the Falklands where Argentine aircraft took advantage of the radar shadow of the islands to come in low over the islands and attack British ships in harbours with dumb bomb attacks...
Obviously modern landing ships are expected to operate much further from shore with high speed landing boats, but still it is important to be aware of their local airspace.
This type of helicopter from time to time is brought out to air shows or used to test some type of equipment, but beyond that, the Ministry of Defense does not have any plans on this, at least as far as it is known and I doubt a lot. to continue around here, Shoigu has already said that you have to focus on new projects.
You do, but you don't walk around stark naked until they are ready... you upgrade and use older stuff till the new stuff is ready to replace it...
After the helicopter was put into service, one of the systems was replaced with a more advanced one, which allows to increase the efficiency of the machine. And now we decided to test the updated prototype in practice.
Which sounds like they are doing that... testing it in Syria and upgrading it to make it useful before putting the final working system into production.
My understanding was that the Ka-31 was part of the air component of the Kuznetsov to provide AEW support for the carrier... not a true AWACS platform, but much better than nothing.