The Russia and China co-engineered heavy-lift helicopter has made its debut on Wednesday at the Tianjin International Helicopter Exhibition in China.
The helicopter is specially designed to suit China's geographical conditions. Further, it is capable of operating smoothly at high altitudes and temperatures, said Huang Chuanyue, deputy chief engineer with the helicopter division of the Aviation Industry Corp. of China.
It has a maximum cruising speed of 300 km/h, and the ability to take-off carrying 38.2 tonnes. Moreover, it can carry excavators, cargo containers and light tactical vehicles, Huang said.
China and Russia on May 8 signed a framework agreement agreeing to take the project to the next stage, which specified that all future models will be manufactured in China, Xinhua reported today.
These heavy-duty helicopters will be used in rescue and disaster missions, as well as maritime affairs, Huang said.
China has revealed its new light attack helicopter Z-19E for the first time at the Tianjin international helicopter exposition that starts today. The export version Z-19E, developed by Harbin Aircraft Industrial Corporation is Harbin Z-19 or WZ-19 is a Chinese reconnaissance/attack helicopter
China today slashed restrictions on the types of arms that private firms are allowed to develop without licenses. The State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Armament Department on Tuesday released a catalogue of weaponry that requires licensing
China displayed the Type 99A battle tanks, PGZ-07 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun and ZBD-07 8×8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle during the military parade today, held to mark the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing today. The Type 99 is a third-generation main battle tank (MBT) fielded by the Chinese People's Liberation Army
China will customize its yet to be launched light attack helicopter Z-19E as per the buyer's specific requirements. "The government has given the green light for the export of the WZ-19
Russia and China are finalizing an agreement to jointly manufacture a heavy-lift helicopter next year and will conduct its first flight around 2020. Speaking at the third Chinese Helicopter Expo at Tianjin, Wu Ximing, chief helicopter designer at Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) was quoted by China Military Online, “"The project is progressing smoothly, and we are discussing with our Russian counterparts terms and clauses in the agreement
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