9 Mar 2022 12:11

Russian Defense Ministry releases new video of Ka-52 attack helicopters' use in Ukraine

MOSCOW. March 9 (Interfax) - The Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday published new footage of the use of Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters in the Ukrainian operation.

The video published shows munitions being loaded in a helicopter launcher, the flight of a Ka-52 helicopter, as well as aiming and destruction of a target with a missile.

"The army aviation helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces have fulfilled their missions to make air strikes on the Ukrainian Armed Forces' armored vehicles. The Ka-52 helicopter, flying at minimal altitude, found the target, locked onto it and launched missiles, destroying the camouflaged equipment," the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The Russian army aircraft are used for shadowing motorcades, destroying armored vehicles, delivering landing troops, military cargoes, and also providing aviation support to units during the Ukraine operation, the ministry said.

The Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter has been in serial production for the Russian Defense Ministry since 2010 by the Progress aviation company of the Russian Helicopters holding (a Rostec company).