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China to have stealth attack helicopter by 2020

Z-10 cinbat helicopter regarded as China’s Apache

Z-10 Cinbat helicopter regarded as China’s Apache

The following is based on translations of reports in Chinese media:

The China Daily says in its report that China’s major helicopter producer AVIC disclosed that China would have a stealth attack helicopter by 2020.

The helicopter is regarded as China’s version of America’s Apache.

It is able to attack first without being detected by an enemy.

The information on the of the new-generation of helicopter was released in a media brochure distributed to domestic journalists taking part in the Third China Helicopter Expo.

AVIC gave few details about the helicopter, but China Daily quotes Lin Zuoming, AVIC’s chairman, as saying on the sidelines of the expo that the new helicopter will have stealth capability and will reshape the combat patterns of the PLA ground force.

The newspaper also quotes Wu Ximing, chief helicopter designer of the company, as saying that the new helicopter will also feature supreme manoeuvrability in complicated environments, outstanding survivability and joint operational ability.

The news has drawn keen attention among Chinese media.

People.com.cn, the website of Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily, says in its report that in CCTV’s interview with Chinese military expert Yin Zhuo on this topic, Yin said that China had the financial resources and technology reserve for the development of a homegrown stealth helicopter.

The report says that China must make great effort to reduce the vibration and noise of Chinese helicopters.

China Daily also says in its report that AVIC revealed that Chinese helicopter engineers were developing a bearingless main rotor, a cutting-edge technology key to a stealth helicopter.

CCTV says that the United States began development of its Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche stealth helicopter in the 1980s but after a heavy investment of US$7 billions had to cancel the project in 2014.

The China Daily continues that the US cancelled its stealth helicopter project due to lack of funds, and that China is the only country that has the financial resources for such expensive helicopters.

The report said that the helicopters, to be carried by China’s new frigates, destroyers and amphibious warships, will be able to counter the warplanes from a U.S. aircraft carrier.

Contributed by “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” – Author of “Tiananmen’s Tremendous Achievements” and “Space Era Strategy” – Also English/Chinese translation service

Source: China Daily – AVIC begins work on new attack helicopter
Source: people.com.cn “Expert: China has the ability to develop stealth helicopter, which is able to strike first without being known” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee


2 thoughts on “China to have stealth attack helicopter by 2020

  1. A heliocopter counter a US carrier based Hornet?….or a F22 from Guam?…or a F15 that has never been defeated in air combat?….those Chinese are drunk…


    Posted by Woody | January 14, 2016, 2:52 pm
  2. A Chinese attack copter defeat a Hornet?….an F22?….an F15 that has never been defeated in air combat?….the Chinese are drunk…


    Posted by Woody | January 14, 2016, 2:55 pm

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