’s Defense Ministry plans to start procuring Ka-52 helicopters for the . The new helicopters could be deployed on the French built -class helicopters carriers. The Ka-52 is a modification of the Ka-50 Hokum ; it is armed with 30-mm cannon, (Whirlwind) laser guided anti-tank missiles, unguided rockets and bombs. Its primary sensors include a ground target search radar and an air/air radar search radar. For the target acquisition the uses the day/night equipped with thermal imaging system. The development of the Ka-52 began in 1994 with serial production commencing 14 years later. In 2009, closed the first three export orders for the .