The Chinese aviation industry has benefited greatly from Western know-how over the past 30 years, especially in the field of helicopters, with the fruitful partnership between Eurocopter (Airbus Helicopter), which will give birth to the entire range of modern helicopters in service in the Chinese armies. But with the growing polarization of international relations, China is now turning to another partner, Russia, to build its new heavy helicopter, especially as the know-how in the field of the manufacturer Mil is well established.
Le new Chinese helicopter will therefore be of the 40 ton class, and will be able to carry a load of 15 tons at 600 km at a speed of 300 km / h. The prototype is expected to fly by 2022, and China plans to build 200 examples.
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