Russian Kamov Ka-52 attack helicopters, nicknamed Alligator, have been captured on a video while pounding positions held by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Syria’s Homs province.
The new footage showed advanced copters pouring unguided rockets on terrorists’ positions somewhere between the city of Palmyra and al-Qaryatayn town, which has been liberated from Daesh just recently by the Syrian Army.
The Ka-52 Alligator, one of the Russian Air Force’s most advanced choppers, is able to destroy tanks, armored and non-armored ground targets, and enemy troops and copters, both on the front line and in tactical reserves. It can travel at a speed of 290 kilometers (180 miles) per hour.
Alligator’s 30-mm automatic cannon can carry explosive incendiary or armor-piercing rounds. Moreover, it is equipped with both guided missiles such as Ataka and Vikhr-1, and a launch system for S-8 unguided missiles, and can operate around the clock and in all weather conditions.
Upon a request from the Syrian government, Russia started conducting airstrikes against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group’s positions and those of other terrorist groups in Syria on September 30. Since then, the strikes have killed hundreds of Daesh terrorists and other foreign-backed militants and inflicted heavy material damage to them.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. According to a February report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, the conflict has claimed the lives of over 470,000 people, injuring 1.9 million others, and displacing nearly half of the country’s pre-war population of about 23 million within or beyond its borders.
By Press TV