First three Russian-made Ka-52 reconnaissance and combat helicopters have been delivered to Egypt, the Russian state-run news agecny TASS reported Tuesday citing a source in the Russian Defense Ministry.
According to the agency, Egyptian pilots are currently undergoing training to use the helicopters. In 2015, Moscow and Cairo made a contract on delivery of 46 Ka-52 helicopters to Egypt.
TASS added that Russia will also sell Ka-52K ship-based helicopters for Mistral-class amphibious assault ships recently obtained by the Egyptian Navy:
Russia also won the tender on delivery of Ka-52K ship-based helicopters for Egyptian Mistral class amphibious assault ships, Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev said in June 2017.
Russia and Egypt will hold talks on deliveries of Ka-52K helicopters at MAKS 2017 airshow, Shugaev said earlier today.