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Kamov Ka-65 Minoga

Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Maritime Helicopter

Russia | 2027

"The Kamov Ka-65 Minoga is set to replace an aging line of Ka-27 co-axial helicopters of Soviet-Russian origin in the Anti-Submarine Warfare role."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Kamov Ka-65 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Maritime Helicopter.
2 x Klimov TV7-117VK turboshaft engines developing up to 3,750 horsepower each driving 2 x Three-bladed main rotor units in co-axial arrangement over the fuselage.
227 mph
365 kph | 197 kts
Max Speed
18,373 ft
5,600 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
684 miles
1,100 km | 594 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Kamov Ka-65 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Maritime Helicopter.
38.4 ft
11.70 m
O/A Length
52.8 ft
(16.10 m)
O/A Width
18.6 ft
(5.67 m)
O/A Height
16,535 lb
(7,500 kg)
Empty Weight
29,983 lb
(13,600 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Kamov Ka-65 Minoga Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Maritime Helicopter provided across 2 hardpoints.
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) role: Assumed support for air-launched torpedoes, depth charges, naval mines.

Hardpoints Key:

Not Used
Notable series variants as part of the Kamov Ka-65 Minoga family line.
Ka-65 "Minoga" - Base Series Designation.
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The Kamov Ka-65 "Minoga" is actively being developed as a direct successor to the Cold War-era Ka-27 ("Helix") series of naval helicopters operated en masse by the modern Russian Navy and former Soviet satellite states and allies. Developed from the earlier Ka-25 ("Hormone", the finalized development of the prototype Ka-20), the Ka-27, in its original form, was flown for the first time in December of 1973 and saw series introduction occur in 1982. Like other Kamov helicopter designs, the Ka-65 continues the series tradition of utilizing co-axial main rotors in place of using a traditional tail rotor unit (to counter the inherent effects of torque).

The initial design arrangement of the new helicopter appeared in 2019. The Ka-65 will follow the form-and-function of the Ka-27 family in that it will be operated from all in-service and upcoming Russian Navy ships in number and be typically outfitted for the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) role (carrying sonar, torpedoes, depth charges and the like). The versatility of the helicopter will be such that it will be able to undertake other over-water roles including Search and Rescue (SAR), Electronic Warfare (EW), Over-the-Horizon spotting, and maritime enforcement.

The general configuration of the helicopter will be largely conventional: the flight deck will be aft of a short, heavily-windowed nose section with side-by-side seating for the operating crew of two. The passenger section will incorporate five viewing windows to each fuselage side and have hinged entry / exit doors for both flight crew and passengers. Over the lower sides of the fuselage will be featured sponsons housing the main landing gear legs (wheeled, retractable) while a twin-wheeled nose leg will be positioned at its usual place under the nose.

The tail unit will be of short length (as in the earlier Kamov iterations) and sport a single, high-reaching vertical fin along with a forward-set horizontal plane, this member itself bookended by smaller vertical planes for the needed stability and support in flight. The lack of a true tail rotor unit means that the helicopter is afforded a smaller profile aboard generally space-strapped warships and carriers at the expense of complexity in adding a second main rotor unit.

Power is set to come from a pair of in-development Klimov TV7-117VK turboshaft engines rated up to 3,750 horsepower each and these will be carried over the fuselage and used to power both three-bladed main rotors.

Development of the Ka-65 coincides with the construction of a pair of new helicopter carriers being completed for the Russian Navy under the "Project 23900" designation (detailed elsewhere on this site). The pair of hulls will feature no fewer than eight landing spots aboard their flight deck and be outfitted to tackle the amphibious assault role while supporting attack, transport, and support helicopters. Beyond this, an provision is being made for the operation of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs).

Service entry is estimated for 2027 (on the part of the author) or later at this point. A sub-scale model of the helicopter was featured on a sub-scale model of the P.23900 vessel at the Army-2022 expo held in Russia.

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