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Another high altitude ka52 helicopter was downed

On July 25th, Ukrainian paratroopers took down a new Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter using an Igla man-portable air defense system (MANPADS).

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine posted on Facebook

“Paratroopers of the 25th Separate Sicheslav Airborne Brigade successfully downed a Russian Ka-52 Alligator by Igla MANPADS,” the report reads.

The General Staff added that the cost of such a helicopter is about $16 million.


Highly-maneuverable helicopter is armed with powerful armament complex and is capable to execute any combat task with high efficiency.

Ka-52 Combat Scout Attack Helicopter is designed for destruction of tanks, armored and non-armored vehicles, enemy’s manpower and adversary helicopters in the front line or in tactical depth. The helicopter provides transfer of target reconnaissance, target distribution and target designation data to interacted helicopters and command posts of Ground Forces.

Ka-52 has a high combat survivability and combat power, it can be operated round-the-clock, it has a wide range of aerial weapons and high It is the only helicopter in the world that is equipped with the Ejection & Shock absorbing System.