Naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet is re-equipped with modernized Ka-27M helicopters
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The Black Sea Fleet will be the first of all Russian fleets to be re-equipped with modernized Ka-27M helicopters. As stated in the Ministry of Defense, the decision on rearmament has already been made.
According to reports, the first modernized helicopters will receive the 318th separate mixed aviation a regiment based at the Kacha airfield in Sevastopol. Currently, the regiment is armed with the basic Ka-27 configuration. The timing of the arrival of the new helicopters is not named, they will depend on the implementation of the state defense order.
As they say "News", citing sources in the Ministry of Defense, the Black Sea Fleet will be the first to be fully re-equipped with the new Ka-27M, this is primarily due to the return of the Russian fleet to the Mediterranean Sea, where there is a confrontation with NATO countries. In the future, it is planned to supply the Ka-27M to other fleets.
The upgraded version of the Ka-27m helicopter completed state tests in 2015 and in 2016 began to enter the naval aviation, but in limited quantities. In the fall of 2017, the Ministry of Defense announced the modernization of eight Ka-27 helicopters to the Ka-27M level at the Kumertau Aviation Production Association. It was reported about plans to modernize up to ten helicopters a year.
The Ka-27M is a modernization of the Ka-27PL helicopter and is designed for anti-submarine warfare; it can be placed on board surface ships. The helicopter is equipped with a new "radar command-tactical system", which includes new acoustic and magnetometric systems, a radio reconnaissance system, an information-computing system and an on-board radar station "Kopye-A" with an active phased antenna array.