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Kamov Ka-27 Helix

29 March 2017
150602-N-FQ994-064 BLACK SEA (June 2, 2015) A Ukrainian Navy Helix 05 helicopter conducts flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) during a passing exercise. Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

A Ukrainian Navy Helix helicopter conducting flight operations aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71)—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price

The Kamov Ka-27 Helix is a an evolution of the Kamov Ka-25 Hormone (three decades of service) since they share the same missions and fit into the same hangar spaces aboard Russian ships. Twin engine with co-axial rotors the Helix is a capable helicopter.

090209-N-1082Z-045 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 9, 2009) A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) investigates a fishing trawler. The helicopter and Admiral Vinogradov are working with the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) while conducting operations in the Gulf of Aden. Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force conducting counterpiracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) investigates a fishing trawler in the Gulf of Aden—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky

090209-N-1082Z-018 GULF OF ADEN (Feb. 9, 2009) A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopterassigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) flies near the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) while conducting operations in the Gulf of Aden. Vella Gulf is the flagship for Combined Task Force 151, a multi-national task force conducting counterpiracy operations to detect and deter piracy in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Red Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky/Released)

A closer view of the Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter assigned to the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov (DDG 572) as it flies near the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) in the Gulf of Aden—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky

070929-N-4649C-016 SEA OF JAPAN (Sept. 29, 2007) - A Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter lands aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) during exercise Pacific Eagle. Lassen and mine warfare ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) participated in exercise Pacific Eagle, a bilateral exercise with the Russian Federation Navy. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton (RELEASED)

A Russian Navy KA-27 Helix helicopter lands aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) during exercise Pacific Eagle—U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton

030612-N-4374S-030 Baltic Sea (Jun. 12, 2003) -- The Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter launches off the flight deck of USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) during the annual maritime exercise Baltic Operations 2003 (BALTOPS). The United States and 12 other nations are participating in this year's exercise. BALTOPS 2003 is intended to improve interoperability between allies and Partnership for Peace countries by conducting support operations at sea including exercises in gunnery, replenishment at sea, undersea warfare, radar tracking, mine countermeasures, seamanship, search and rescue, maritime interdiction operations, and scenarios dealing with potentially real world crises. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg. (RELEASED)

This Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter launches off the flight deck of USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) in the Baltic Sea—U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg

030612-N-4374S-002 Baltic Sea (Jun. 12, 2003) -- A chock and chain crew, part of the flight deck team aboard the Aegis cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) prepare to secure a Russian Helix K-27 helicopter aboard ship during the annual maritime exercise Baltic Operations 2003 (Baltops 2003). The United States and 12 other nations are participating in this year's exercise. BALTOPS 2003 is intended to improve interoperability between allies and Partnership for Peace countries by conducting a peace support operation at sea including exercises in gunnery, replenishment-at-sea, undersea warfare, radar tracking, mine countermeasures, seamanship, search and rescue, maritime interdiction operations, and scenarios dealing with potentially real world crises. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg. (RELEASED)

The chock and chain crew of the Aegis cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) securing a Russian Navy Helix K-27 helicopter while on the Baltic Sea—U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Michael Sandberg

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  1. Bruce Kay permalink
    1 April 2017 15:24

    It looks to be slow, but still a workhorse. I wonder how close we get to more recent Soviet/Russian tech?

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