Russian Navy Inducts Kamov Ka-31R
After a long delay, the Russian navy is now operating the Ka-31, the airborne early warning/surface search version of the Ka-27 shipborne ASW helicopter.
India was the first customer for the Ka-31 and its order—along with one from China—funded ongoing development and refinement efforts. The Indian Navy is soon expected to conclude a deal for up to 10 more. (Photo: Vladimir Karnozov)