China is targeting African markets with AVIC developed LE500 turboprop trainer aircraft after obtaining the type authorization certificate (TAC) from South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).
Since April 2015, the application has been supported by CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China), AVIC International Aero-Development Company and the South Africa AVIC International Flight Training Academy., the company said in a statement last month.
For the LE500 trainer, obtaining the TAC laid the foundations for delivery to the flight academy for testing, as well as operations in the African market and export to those countries along the belt and road regions.
It can be used for passenger and cargo transport, agriculture and forest operations, parachuting, air-drops, SAR, geophysical surveys, pilot training and more.
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China has pledged $100 million free military assistance to support the African Standby Force and rapid-response force for the next five years, state-run news agency Global Times reports. China is negotiating with the African Union to draft the implementation plan for the assistance, Wu Qian, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, was quoted as saying at a monthly briefing on Thursday
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China's most powerful military body Central Military Commission (CMC) signed military equipment procurement agreements with 13 agencies on Tuesday, Xinhua reports. The CMC published bidding information on its weapon procurement website this April in a bid to open the country's defense sector to enterprises and boost competition
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