Russian Navy’s Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control Helicopter Spotted in Latakia (Photos)

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The Russian Navy’s the Kamov Ka-31 military helicopter has been spotted in Jeblah in the Syrian province of Latakia.

The Ka-31 is a Russian-made military helicopter, designed to play the naval airborne early warning and control role. Its visually distinctive feature is the large antenna of the early-warning radar, rotating or folded and stowed under the fuselage.

The Ka-31’radar has a 360° coverage and can spot aircraft-size target from 150 km range.

Russian Navy's Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control Helicopter Spotted in Latakia (Photos) Russian Navy's Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning and Control Helicopter Spotted in Latakia (Photos)

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  • Bernardo Morais

    This can be a demonstration that the Russians speak seriously and are going take down anything that pose threat in radar. The message is that they are actively watching the skies.

  • Samin Siddiquee

    The beach looks marvellous. It looks more like Cuba, than Syria.