The MBVK-137 is intended for air reconnaissance, border guard, police and ecology patrolling, urgent air delivery of special-purpose cargoes in emergency situations, as well as for transmitting information data from dangerous zones.
Provision is made for three versions of the MBVK-137: automobile-based, airborne (carried by the Ka-32 helicopter), and ship-based.
The complex comprises:
By customer request, TV and thermal imaging cameras, radar, signal repeater and other equipment with a total weight of up to 80 kg can be installed in a special equipment compartment of the helicopter.
Interacting with a radio altimeter, a satellite navigation system and other systems, the helicopterís automatic control system and onboard radio equipment, functionally interfaced with radio equipment of the ground control station, ensure Ka-137ís takeoff, hovering at a required altitude, en-route flight and landing in a given area. The Ka-137 can be controlled by introducing a flight program or directly from the ground control station by the operator. A combined control mode can be used.
Military Parade "Russia's Arms Catalog", 2002
Technical data for Ka-137
Engine power: 50kW, take-off weight: 280kg, max speed: 175km/h, cruising speed: 145km/h, service ceiling: 5000m, hovering ceiling: 2900m, range: 530km, endurance: 4h, payload: 50-80kg