The Ka-50 Chernaya Akula ('Black Shark') is a single-seat combat helicopter; it is equipped with a 30 mm gun and antitank missiles with laser guidance. The maximum weight of consumable combat load is 1811 kg. The Ka-50 is the first usable helicopter in the world to be equipped with an ejection system for the pilot.
NATO Designation of the aircraft is Hokum.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 2 in Coaxial configuration
Crew required: 1 in Single seater arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)