Russian Pacific Fleet’s Naval Aviation to receive upgraded Ka-29 helicopters in 2017
The Russian Pacific Fleet’s Naval Aviation will receive a batch of upgraded Kamov Ka-29 (NATO reporting name: Helix-B) helicopters in 2017, Russian Eastern Military District spokesman for the Pacific Fleet Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Matveyev told TASS.
Russian Navy Kamov Ka-29 in flight. Picture: Dmitry Ryazanov
The Ka-29 helicopter is designed to counter hostile ships and submarines, he added. "An air unit in the Primorye Territory [in Russia’s Far East] has started receiving the upgraded planes," Matveyev said.
"Under the state contract, a Russian Helicopters Group company has repainted the helicopters and replaced elements of their main rotor masts, engines and gearboxes," he added.
The Ka-29 helicopter is designed to counter hostile ships and submarines. It can be also used to transport military personnel and cargo.