Russia’s Pacific fleet to receive upgraded Ka-29 helicopters

Russia's Pacific fleet to receive upgraded Ka-29 helicopters

Russia’s Pacific Fleet is due to receive a batch of upgraded Kamov Ka-29 assault transport helicopters in 2017 according to the Eastern Military District spokesman.

The Ka-29 is an assault transport helicopter which can counter ships and submarines.

“An air unit in Primorye (Russia’s Far East) has started receiving the upgraded helicopters,” the spokesman added.

“Under state contract, a Russian Helicopters Group company has repainted the helicopters and replaced elements of their main rotor masts, engines and gearboxes,” said the spokesman.

In addition to its assault capabilities, the Ka-29 can carry up to 16 troops.

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