Designed to replace the Ka-25 Hormone as ship on-board helicopter of the Soviet Navy. Compared to the Ka-25 it has more powerful engines, a bit longer fuselage and a redesigned tail. First flew on December 24, 1973 but entered service around 1980
The Ka-27 come in four main versions, known as Ka-27, 28, 29, and 32. The Ka-27 is the basic naval helicopter having two variants: the Ka-27PL fitted for antisubmarine warfare and the Ka-27PS for search and rescue. The Ka-28 is an export version of the Ka-27PL. The Ka-29 and Ka-29TB are assault transport helicopters. The Ka-32 is the commercial variant including the Ka-32S equipped for adverse weather and the flying crane Ka-32K
Modernized Ka-27M for the Russian Navy, 22-Aug-17 : Russian Helicopters completed Ka-27M upgrades tests and is ready for serial delivery to the Russian Navy
Russian Helicopters at Maritime Show IMDS 2015, 01-Jul-15 : Russian Helicopters will showcase its latest developments for maritime use during the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015) in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015
Maintenance on Indian Navy Ka-31, 05-May-15 : Russian Helicopters has returned to India the first two refurbished Ka-31 helicopters produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (KumAPE)
Russian Navy Ka-27 ASW Helicopters to be Modernised, 02-Apr-15 : Russian Helicopters plans to repair and modernise a batch of naval shipborne Ka-27 helicopters from the Russian Navy.
Derivatives & Versions
|Ka-27ps Helix-D|| Search and rescue (SAR) variant with ASW equipment removed and winch fitted. |
|Ka-29 Helix-B|| Assault transport variant of the Ka-27 with accommodation for two pilots and 16 troops |
|Ka-28 Helix-D||1982|| Export version of ka-27PL |
|Ka-31 Helix||1988|| The Ka-31 is the naval airborne early warning (AEW) and control variant of the Ka-27 Helix |
The Kamov Ka-31 features two sets of 3 bladed main rotors mounted above each other, contra-rotating about a common axis.