The Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC) has marked the first big sales order for its AV500 helicopter UAV dubbed as copycat of the US-made Fire-scout UAV. A preliminary sales contract for 10 AV500 helicopter UAVs has been signed with the Wuhan Aviation Industry UAV Service (WAIUS) during the China Heli-Expo at Tianjin on October 10, AVIC announced on Monday
Chinas Z-20 helicopter displayed at the National Day parade on October 1, packs innovative technologies including fly-by-wire, and is powered by a locally manufactured engine. "It uses many technologies that should be considered advanced in the world, including the active vibration control, fly-by-wire, low-noise design for rotor and high performance aerodynamic design of the rotor," Wang Xibao, chief engineer at Harbin Aircraft Industry Group under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), was quoted as saying by local media on Wednesday
The US Army research has developed plastic that is 14 times stronger and 8 times lighter (less dense) than steel for use in body armor, helmets, ballistic plates, aircraft and combat vehicles. The lightweight plastic, that can absorb the impact of bullets and other projectiles, was created by researchers at Buffalo University mimicking the outer coating of pearls (nacre, or mother of pearl)
China will commission “Sharp Sword,” its new stealth-drone built for the countrys first indigenous aircraft carrier, the Type 001A by the end of this year. The drone will feature on October 1 at the National Day parade in Beijing
The Russian Altius-U medium altitude long endurance (MALE) drone made its debut flight today. The Russian Defence Ministry has posted a video of the maiden flight of a 6-tonne Altius-U drone, capable of being in the air for more than 24 hours
China is preparing to unveil its highly anticipated Z-20 helicopter, seen as a competitor to the United States UH-60 Black Hawk at the National Day parade on October 1. Various state owned media reported quoting defence experts while CCTV carried footage of the chopper with the Peoples Liberation Army tail number
Three Chinese companies; Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China North Industries Group (NORINCO) and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) with combined revenue of $51.8 Billion have risen to the worlds top 10 Defence companies list compiled by US based publication, Defense News
China has developed a new fatigue-resistant technology for helicopter rotors to reduce wear and tear of rotors of on-duty choppers. “The new rotor infused with anti-fatigue technology could be used on China's future heavy-lift transport helicopters and gunships, which need to perform extreme manoeuvers in combat,” Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, was quoted as saying by
Chinas AV500 unmanned helicopter developed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has completed its first night night operation on June 14, and is likely to be commissioned to service soon. The chopper drone, billed as a competitor to the US-made MQ-8 Fire Scout, took off and flew towards the sea in a headwind of 15 meters per second in South China's Hainan Province
China displayed a scale-model of its FC-31 stealth fighter jet at the Paris Airshow 2019 with different contours than that of its current prototype triggering speculation that the jet had been upgraded with new features. “The displayed model shows noteworthy changes in design that could significantly improve its capabilities,” pro-government Global Times noted
A Pakistani JF-17 fighter jet which completed its first deep overhaul in China was returned to Islamabad in March this year. The overhaul was carried out by the Changsha 5712 Aircraft Industry Company which functions under the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC)
Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC), China state-owned civil and military plane manufacturer plans to set up a plant in the European country of Croatia. AVIC makes several civilian airplanes and has big plans to get into the global market for single and double aisle airliners challenging the traditional dominance of Airbus and Boeing
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