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
ka-27 Helix News
04-May-19 - Indian navy to receive 10 additional Ka-31 Airborne Early Warning (AEW) helicopters for the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya #Ka31
22-Aug-17 - Russian Helicopters completed Ka-27M upgrades tests and is ready for serial delivery to the Russian Navy
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
05-May-15 - Russian Helicopters has returned to India the first two refurbished Ka-31 helicopters produced by Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (KumAPE)
02-Apr-15 - Russian Helicopters plans to repair and modernise a batch of naval shipborne Ka-27 helicopters from the Russian Navy.
Specifications ka-27 Helix
Derivatives & Versions of ka-27 Helix
| Search and rescue (SAR) variant with ASW equipment removed and winch fitted.
| Assault transport variant of the Ka-27 with accommodation for two pilots and 16 troops
| Ka-28 Helix-D
| Export version of ka-27PL
| Ka-31 Helix
| 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.