Russian Ka-52K will displace American Apaches from Egyptian Mistral


Nicolas Sarkozy once planned to sell the Mistral class universal landing ships to Russia, but for political reasons the deal did not take place. The new buyer of UDC was Egypt. The country is concerned about the activity of terrorist organizations operating on the Sinai Peninsula and in Libya, and sees the Mistral as an important step towards ensuring its security.


On December 11 last year, the Egyptian Navy conducted naval exercises using the Mistral landing ship. For the first time, the Egyptian naval forces used modern attack helicopters, including the Russian Ka-52K and the American Apache AH-64D / E, taking off from the Gamal Abdel Nasser ship, the SLDinfo portal notes.

The exercises revealed the special importance of using such multi-functional ships. In this regard, the Egyptians see the need for the use of naval-type combat helicopters that best meet the tasks of military operations at sea.


Therefore, the Egyptian authorities decided to purchase more Russian naval attack helicopters Ka-52K. American "Apaches" are considered as an intermediate option until the Egyptians get a sufficient amount of Russian equipment.

After some time, both Mistral ships will be fully equipped with Ka-52K attack helicopters.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 May 2020 13: 48
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    At VO they wrote that the Mistral was not designed for Apaches, they were never considered for the Mistrals, and the spacecraft deal was long ago concluded and almost all helicopters were produced.
  2. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 4 May 2020 14: 53
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    Russian Ka-52K will displace American Apaches from Egyptian Mistral

    We are waiting for justifications from very smart military experts that this cannot be. And if they can, then the Egyptians will lose a lot.
    Let's be honest? If I want to storm the enemy’s position, so to speak, in the forehead, I will sit on the KA-52. The helicopter is very protected. Armed. Thunders so that it is not visible yet. But I hear. If I need to carry out raids to the rear as unobtrusively as possible, hit the targets precisely. Shot - forgot. Withstand minor attacks upon detection. I’m sitting in the Apache. I personally saw and heard one and the second in the air and on the ground. Then comes the price of the question. And the reliability of the supply of components for repair. Long term of such supplies. In the ending, everyone’s favorite topic is rollback to the customer’s paw. lol
    The money of the Egyptians. This is the money of the Egyptians. And it is not for us to decide how and on what they will spend them. hi
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 4 May 2020 15: 41
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      Let's be honest? If I want to storm the enemy’s position, so to speak, in the forehead, I will sit on the KA-52.

      And, probably, in vain. They should not do this at all. For that matter, the Mi-24 will be no worse for these purposes.

      I personally saw and heard one and the second in the air and on the ground.

      I never saw Apache live, but I was lucky to see and touch the KA-50. Just handsome. good

      Then comes the price of the question. And the reliability of the supply of components for repair. Long term of such supplies. In the ending, everyone’s favorite topic is rollback to the customer’s paw.

      This is already secondary and depends on who pays the money, but here there are some nuances.

      The money of the Egyptians. This is the money of the Egyptians. And it is not for us to decide how and on what they will spend them.

      But this is how to say it. Money, rather, the Saudis with comrades. They usually pay them for such purchases. And it also depends on Russia, probably the time of the appearance of such a message is directly connected with the "oil war".
      1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
        Observer2014 4 May 2020 15: 45
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        And, probably, in vain. They should not do this at all. For that matter, the Mi-24 will be no worse for these purposes.

        And I don’t need worse. I need better.

        I never saw Apache live, but I was lucky to see and touch the KA-50. Just handsome. good

        And here it is bad. You need to know the enemy thoroughly. And not only in articles. wink

        ... it’s already secondary and depends on who pays the money, but here there are some nuances.

        The money of the Egyptians. This is the money of the Egyptians. And it is not for us to decide how and on what they will spend them.

        But this is how to say it. Money rather Saudis with comrades. They usually pay them for such purchases. And it also depends on Russia, probably the time of the appearance of such a message is directly connected with the "oil war".

        And it doesn’t matter.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 4 May 2020 15: 59
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          And I don’t need worse. I need better.

          And he is no worse, his tactics are similar to Apache.

          And here it is bad. You need to know the enemy thoroughly. And not only in articles.

          I doubt it will come in handy. I do not hope to repeat the feat of the farmer who shot down helicopters with a hoe. no
          1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
            Observer2014 4 May 2020 16: 02
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            And he is no worse, his tactics are similar to Apache.

            wink laughing This is where you read it? bully
            Explore the guided missile launch system. To start. Then we'll talk about the other differences in the use of these cool helicopters. Put a bunch of reservations. Cannon armament. The use of unguided missiles. In short, a lot of things. And we will make an impartial conclusion.
      2. Cyril Offline Cyril
        Cyril (Kirill) 6 May 2020 00: 19
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        I couldn’t see Apache live, but lucky to see and feel the KA-50. Just handsome.

        Lucky ... I just saw in flight. Amazingly beautiful car.

        I also really like Apache, but it has the beauty of a predatory insect, and the Ka-50 has the beauty of a shark.
  3. Cat Offline Cat
    Cat (Sergei) 4 May 2020 15: 29
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    Well, opinions can be as many as you like, but Katran, of course, is stronger. One 30 mm gun from the BMP is worth it. On Apache, too, 30 mm, but it is rather a grenade launcher, not a cannon, even with large ammunition. But Katran with her help can wet armored vehicles, and Apache only motorized infantry and vehicles. And for the deck, Katran is safer, due to the lack of a tail rotor. In addition, Katran allows the crew to eject, and any crew is more expensive than any helicopter or aircraft. And the coaxial scheme gives such advantages in piloting that a single-axis system cannot be pulled. It is clear that Apache is developing, is in service with many countries of the world, the company constantly monitors it and tries to eliminate some regional roughnesses in time. Katran has so far bought only Egypt from us. Therefore, we will have some roughness in operation. But still, I won’t be surprised if someone can call him the best attack helicopter in the world, because this is true.
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 6 May 2020 00: 23
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      Quote: Cat
      And the coaxial scheme gives such advantages in piloting that a single-axis system cannot be pulled.

      For example?
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