Helicopter maker Kamov will be exhibiting newly modified military and civilian helicopters at the MAX-2003 air show, which will take place outside of Moscow in Zhukovsk on August 19-24. The Kamov press service told Rosbalt that August 20 will be company day for Kamov. They will exhibit popular military helicopters KA-50 Black Shark, KA-52 Alligator, KA-60 Killer Whale and carrier-plane KA-27. In addition, Kamov will show the newly developed helicopter scout KA-31 , which has no analogue in the world. The KA-31 has the capability to discover from long range all air objects down to rockets. At the present time, the KA-31 is being produced for India on contract.
The modified helicopter KA-60U will also be exhibited. It is 60% filled by polymeric material which is more stable. The modifications will become standard on training helicopters in the army. Civilian aviation will be represented by the KA-62 , which can transport up to 14 passengers. The new civilian transport helicopter KA-226 is equipped with a self-contained transport cabin construction. As a passenger helicopter it can transport 8-9 passengers and as a transport helicopter it can handle up to 1.5 tonnes of freight.
The all-purpose KA-32 helicopter is the only helicopter that is certified for US standards of flying suitability. It has no equals in transporting bulky freight with a weight of up to 5 tonnes on outer suspension and is intended for emergency rescue operations, servicing oil and gas pipelines and construction work.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge