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Kamov/Israel Aircraft Industries Ka-50-2 Attack HelicopterCompletes Successful Flight Demonstrations In Turkey ; IAI's "Glass Cockpit" Demonstrated In Day And Night Missions



Israel Aircraft Industries and Kamov conducted a series of successful flight demonstrations in Turkey of the Russian Ka-50-2 attack helicopter.
Turkish pilots fully participated in the demonstrations flights which were concluded last month and the flights achieved all of the assigned goals that were set by the Turkish engineers and test pilots.
The unique capabilities of the IAI's advanced "Glass Cockpit"and avionics system, as well as the Kamov Ka-50-2 helicopter's superior performance were demonstrated.
In addition, Kamov conducted a successful demonstration of the Ka-50's firing capabilities, hitting all targets with the Vikher Laser-Beam-Riding missiles, rockets and 30 mm gun.
IAI and Kamov have teamed together to offer the tandem-seater Ka-50-2, the world's most powerful attack helicopter, in reponse to the Turkish Land Forces (TLF) requirement for 145 attack helicopters.
The Ka-50-2 is the product of a joint effort by Israel Aircraft Industries' Lahav Division, a world leader in avionics modernization and the Kamov Company, the developer of advanced coaxial rotor technology. Kamov is responsible for the helicopter airframe, with its various subsystems, while IAI is responsible for the avionics and weapons delivery system. The integration of a state-of-the-art Western avionics suite with a robust Eastern platform offers best value, in terms of both performance and price.
The Ka-50-2, with its combat proven avionics and advanced anti-tank guided missiles, offers a high level of combat effectiveness. Moreover, the helicopter features superior flight performance, safe and easy piloting and high combat survivability due to its unique coaxial rotor technology and sound aeronautical engineering.
The Ka-50-2 is equipped with IAI's flexible modular avionics suite, which can be readily tailored to meet the TLF's operational requirements and provides extensive growth potential.
IAI and Kamov conducted successful demonstration flights of the Russian helicopter with IAI's Core Avionics. These demonstration flights demonstrated the helicopter's "Glass Cockpit" with multifunctional displays and Control & Display Unit (CDU) driven by centralized Mission and Display computers, flight navigation and the operation of the Helicopter Multi-Mission Optronic Stabilized Payload (HMOSP) targeting system. The demonstration flights included night mission capability demonstrations, utilizing Night Vision Goggles (NVG) and the day/night targeting system.
IAI and Kamov have complied with the Turkish requirement for a tandem cockpit by reconfiguring the existing side-by-side configuration to a tandem one. The Turkish version of the Ka-50-2 is called ERDOGAN. Another Turkish requirement, which was achieved by IAI and Kamov is the integration of a turret gun instead the original fixed gun. The new ERDOGAN will use a folding turret gun, as an integral part of its armament system.
Both companies have extensive experience in implementing successful technology transfers and have facilitated licensed manufacturing by the customer's local industry.
The IAI/Kamov team offers a most comprehensive technology transfer program in close cooperation with the Turkish industry. The attractive cooperation program offered by the IAI/Kamov team is worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the local Turkish industries.

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Kamov/Israel Aircraft Industries Ka-50-2 Attack HelicopterCompletes Successful Flight Demonstrations In Turkey ; IAI's "Glass Cockpit" Demonstrated In Day And Night Missions