Aviation Industry Corp of China, an aircraft manufacturer and supplier to the PLA, has been given the responsibility of researching and developing the helicopter, Cankaoxiaoxi.com website reported Sunday, citing Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster.
The company disclosed the information in a media brochure distributed to domestic journalists taking part in the Third China Helicopter Expo, which opened on Wednesday in Tianjin, according to the China Daily report published Friday.
The company gave no further details but according to the report, it was the first time that China has confirmed it is developing a new-generation combat helicopter.
Lin Zuoming, AVIC’s chairman, said on the sidelines of the expo that the new aircraft will have stealth capability and will reshape the combat patterns of PLA ground forces, the report said.
Full article: China developing new attack helicopter with stealth power (Want China Times)