The russian navy won´t use the Ka-52 with Kh-35U against western aircraft carriers but to keep unfriendly ships in the size of destroyer/frigate away from a landing operation or a surface group of ships somewhere in the middle of an ocean.
Who was talking about western aircraft carriers?
Ka-52K helicopters will be operating from their new landing craft they are laying down... they tested some off the Kuznetsov in Syria and they seemed to be fine.
Anywhere they are landing troops and using Ka-52Ks they will also have the Kuznetsov and MiG-29KRs and upgraded Su-33s which would be much more suitable platforms to carry an Kh-35s they might want to use.
This combination would be very useful to guard ships like the iranian tankers on their way to Venezuela. In this instance the enemy couldn´t send just a coast guard cutter to seize the ships but had to send a powerful group of ships which could quickly escalate into a nice little war. He would think twice.
Any ship with a helicopter landing pad could carry a Ka-52K with its AESA radar and variety of air to surface and air to air munitions...
Or not, if you consider what sort of people is in the helm in most western countries.
The danger is not them boarding a tanker... it is colliding with it in the night or bad weather...
All is true but we are talking about LHD which shall use Kh-35 on helo as main anti-ship defense? not about Kh-35 as such? or I m wrong?
No, of course not... the Ka-52K will be focused on suppressing enemy fire from the land... an LHD is not going to land troops on its own and a couple of Ka-31s using radar to scan the land and sea could pass target information to the landing ship itself and any supporting ships operating with it.
Supporting ships operating with the LHD will include UKSK launchers so any approaching threats that don't respond and don't leave immediately will find themselves dealing with incoming missiles including but not limited to Onyx and Zircon and the anti ship model of Kalibr.
There are escort ships anyway (with onixes/zircons) if any light motorboat is approaching or to be stop;ed eventually hermes can be used.
Depending on the escort ships involved... even their corvettes have 100mm automatic guns and their frigates have 130mm guns... I would expect their destroyers will have 152mm gun mounts so light motorboats would be a poor choice of suicide to be honest.... I couldn't see them performing a landing without a Kirov or Slava there and the Kuznetsov if it was available too.
There is a limited number of UKSK cells on the escort ships and Zirkon will be kept to deal with carrier battle groups or top frigates/destroyers, certainly not against some underarmed ships.
That is a very good point too... the big missiles are expensive, while small motor boats can be dealt with using heavy guns enemy corvette or bigger vessels would need something bigger... the Kh-35 would be ideal from a ship or a helicopter or fighter plane... but equally the anti ship model of the Kh-59M could be used from a MiG-29KR or a Kh-31 from a MiG or Sukhoi or Ka-52K for that matter as well.
Depending on the missions, you can carry tens of kh35 on a helicopter carrier and use them to deal with secondary targets and underarmed ships with the choppers.
Also kh35U is a missile designed to attack top NATO ships including AEGIS ships. If exocet and harpoon managed to hit frigates and destroyers, kh35 should do just as good. For russians it's a low level missile because they have quperqonic/hyperqonic missiles but it still does the job.
And they can also hit land targets too...
In real war there is not so much planning/ resource allocation and prioritisation.
You are happy to throw anything in your hand onto the enemy, and every sunk ship is a victory, regardles of size.
Very true... a soldier in Afghanistan sees a Taleban in a light vehicle and launches a Javelin... half million dollar missile and smokes him and thinks that made sense...
However giving them a range of weapons so they can make a selection at the time means they still get the job done... if that soldier had an SPG-9 recoilless rocket launcher to hit the target at 1.2km away he could have used that 5,000 times before he wasted as much ammo as he did with that one shot of a Javelin... conversely if a T-90 rolled in to view then the Javelin would be money well spent...