Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) has confirmed that development on the fourth-generation combat stealth helicopter has started. The helicopter, as suggested by the name, will possess stealth capability and feature supreme maneuverability even in complicated situations. While detail on this particular stealth helicopter are still scarce we can be certain that it will possess,
Stealth capability and will reshape the combat patterns of the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) ground force.
The chairman of AVIC, Lin Zumoing was further reported to have said,
It is a trend that the ground force will become increasingly dependent on helicopters because they have better strike capability and mobility than armored vehicles, and transport suppliers to frontier troops.
Based on the fact that the China currently boasts numbers like 2.3 million when it comes to armed forces, it would make sense to develop weapons and capabilities in order to assist them, and for this very purpose, China has been developing a series of high-tech weapons such as aircraft carriers and stealth jets. China is even reported to be working on technology that targets satellites, which is a rather smart step because satellites are essential to communication and especially under battle conditions.
Details on the helicopters run so scarce that even the name has not been announced however, aviation observers are calling it the Z-20. Moreover, the same company is currently pursuing helicopters that can reach the speeds of 700 km/h. AVIC recently unveiled the J-31 aircraft which possesses extreme stealth capabilities. It is being marketed as a competitor to Lockheed Martin’s F-35. This particular fighter jet is capable to fly a distance of 1,200 km in one go with a top speed of 2,205 km/h. It would seem that China currently busy in updating and developing their own weapon systems which eventually could help Pakistan in the long run.
Earlier Pakistan and China worked on JF-17 Thunder and so far the fighter jet has raked in 17 orders from several countries. There are several theories which suggest that China may have used technology found in American fighter jets through digital espionage however, there is no proof to back those claims. Others seem to think that the downed planes in Afghanistan and Pakistan etc. could have been reverse-engineered. At any rate, China is working well to develop weapon systems, and while the world may think that these are cheap lookalikes, it can safely be argued that China is on its way to becoming the biggest super power in the world.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.