Russian Helicopters ’ Progress Arsenyev Aviation has trained technical personnel from the first batch of the foreign specialist's group in flying the Ka-52 Alligator surveillance and attack helicopter.
The all-weather helicopter is operated by the Russian Air Force to defeat enemy armoured and unarmoured ground targets, low-speed aerial targets, as well as personnel at the front-line and in tactical depth.
The first batch of the foreign specialists arrived at the enterprise facilities on 1 June.
As part of the special training programme conducted under an export contract, 24 technical specialists and ten pilots were taught in the aviation training centre of the enterprise.
Equipped with personal computerised work stations and electronic demonstration systems, the centre’s classrooms provided theory training.
Using real test and ground support equipment, Progress Arsenyev Aviation conducted practical exercises for the technical personnel in specialised laboratories and stationary training helicopter sites.
Russian Helicopters deputy director general Vladislav Savelyev said: "Training of the customer's military specialists is one of the key areas of cooperation given that we transfer not only material to our partners, but also all the necessary expertise for its correct operation.
“Ka-52 helicopter is able to fully reveal its potential and demonstrate the highest flight performance when operated by pilots and technicians trained by Russian Helicopters specialists."
Flight personnel from the batch of foreign specialists are currently undergoing training, which is expected to be completed in September.
A total of more than 30 foreign pilots and over 70 technicians, divided into three batches, will undergo training in the specialised training centre this year.