The Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a national type certificate for Russian Helicopters’ Mi-171 chopper and its VK-2500-03 engine.
The certification enable the sale of the helicopter to China.
During demonstration flights in China last year, the Mi-171 equipped with the new engine conducted firefighting and cargo missions to altitudes up to 10,826 feet when loaded with three tons of cargo and nine passengers, the company said in a statement Friday.
The helicopter also carried 3.5 metric tons of water in an external bucket to an altitude of 9,842 feet.
Chinese company Norinco has developed a new modified artillery gun with fire-extinguishing capabilities that was used to put-off fire engulfing a mountain in Guojiaping village, Shanxi province, on Monday. Eight of these long-range guns were deployed at the request of provincial authorities to help quench the fire that had raged on the nearby mountain for several days, China Daily reported today
Russia will deliver the second batch of S-400 missile defense systems to China by sea in late July this year. "The transport vehicle with the first batch of equipment from the second S-400 regimental set for China will put to sea in the Baltic in late July this year, that is almost five months earlier than the term set in the contract,”
China has developed a prototype of a multiple terahertz radiation system that is capable of detecting stealth aircraft, Chinese experts have said. The prototype of the air-to-ground reconnaissance tool was developed by a China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) team led by scientist Li Yuanji, and a second-generation prototype is already in development, China Central Television (CCTV) reported Sunday, citing a statement released by CETC
China has seen an overall increase of 1430 percent growth in combat drone sales pushing it to the number one spot in exports, according to a report by Stockholm based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published on Monday. According to the report, from 2014 to 2018, China exported some 153 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) to 13 nations that include Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Russia has completed deliveries of 24 Sukhoi Su-35 'Flanker-E' multirole fighters to China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). "The delivery of those platforms to the People's Republic of China has been completed,"
China has unveiled an armed amphibious drone boat which can lead an invasion and can operate as part of a swarm of drones including airborne UAVs. Named "Marine Lizard," the drone is developed by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group under China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC)
Russian S-500 and S-350 air defence systems, successors to the S-400 and S-350 respectively, are ‘almost ready, for deployment. The two new systems have several advancements over the S-400 and S-300, Sputnik reported without specifying the features stating that they are classified
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company (SCAC) has appointed Ravil Khakimov, ex-department director of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade as its new president. Khakimov will take over as the president of the company on April 10, 2019
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