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Kamov Ka-175

Russia (2016)
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Kamov unveiled plans for their Ka-175 unmanned helicopter drone in August of 2014.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Kamov Ka-175 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Helicopter.  Entry last updated on 11/18/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Slower to the UAV game that Western world powers, the Russians are steadily gaining ground in an effort to match potential enemies pound-for-pound. Long-time Russian helicopter maker Kamov has unveiled plans to produce a helicopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for possible shipboard and land-based use by the Russian military and intelligence services. The system would feature the trademark Kamov contra-rotating main rotor blades in which one main unit is seated over the other, negating the need for a tail rotor to counter torque. The arrangement has been proven for decades by the company throughout their extensive line of military and civilian helicopter models. The UAV is expected for the ISR role (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) and will carry applicable mission equipment as its payload. Kamov engineers have finalized vehicle's drawings with a mock-up already completed. A full-scale vehicle could be ready to make a first flight for 2015 with service entry possible shortly beyond that.

Other design features include a well-sloped fuselage section supported by a simple four-point landing skid arrangement - doing away with a more complicated, retractable setup. The fuselage will house all associated flight systems including avionics, payload, and fuel stores as well as the undisclosed powerplant. The empennage will be an integrated structure mounting the horizontal stabilizer with down-turned vertical tail fins.

The new Kamov endeavor will carry the designation of "Ka-175". Published measurements include a length of 6 meters, a height of 2.6 meters, and a width of 1.7 meters. Estimated performance numbers include a ferry range of 520 miles, a maximum speed of 125 miles per hour, and a service ceiling of 16,400 feet.

Any available statistics for the Kamov Ka-175 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Helicopter are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 150mph
Lo: 75mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (124mph).

    Graph average of 112.5 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Origin: Russia
Year: 2016
Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Helicopter
Manufacturer(s): Kamov - Russia
Production: 1
Status: In-Development
Global Operators:
Russia (assumed)
Historical Commitments / Honors:

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Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
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Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Kamov Ka-175 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
0


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
19.69 ft


Meters
6 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
5.58 ft


Meters
1.7 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
8.53 ft


Meters
2.6 m

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
Unknown propulsion system driving 2 x three-bladed main rotors in contra-rotating arrangement.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
124 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
200 kph


Knots
108 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
522 mi


Kilometers
840 km


Nautical Miles
454 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
16,404 ft


Meters
5,000 m


Miles
3.11 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None. Mission-specific equipment intended for the ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) role.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Ka-175 - Base Series Designation