The upgraded Ka-52M helicopter received an improved airborne defense system against all modern man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and new ballistic protection.
“The Ka-52M helicopter received an improved airborne defense system that will protect it from the entire range of existing MANPADS,” a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS.
New developments in the field of materials science have made it possible to increase the security of the machine, but practically not to make it heavier. The proportion of anti-corrosion materials has also been increased in the Ka-52M fuselage design.
The latest materials have made it possible to increase performance in the field of ballistic protection without a radical increase in the mass of the machine. Now you can protect things that you couldn’t protect before.
State tests of the modernized Ka-52M helicopter are scheduled to be completed in October 2022.