Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum A in NATO classification) is Russia’s single-seater combat attack helicopter designed to destroy armored and unarmored vehicles, low-speed low-flying air targets and manpower on the battlefield.
The helicopter can operate in the highlands at high ambient temperatures. It is able to move in any direction.
Ka-50 performs the loop and other aerobatics. It is capable of a high speed moving sideways and backwards, herewith the reversal occurs in a few seconds.
Ka-50 Black Shark possesses increased combat survivability.