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Singapore Airshow 2024: China debuts Apache competitor attack helicopter in Singapore

20th February 2024 - 14:32 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Singapore


The AVIC Z-10ME attack helicopter has not yet attracted any export sales. (Photo: Norbert Neumann/Shephard)

China's Aviation Industry Corporation has showcased the Z-10EM, an upgraded version of its Z-10 attack helicopter, designed for export markets.

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has showcased its Z-10ME attack helicopter at the Singapore Airshow 2024 for the first time.

The Z-10ME, an upgraded export version of the company's Z-10 tandem two-seat attack helicopter, has improved armour and countermeasures.

Despite making its first appearance at the Zhuhai Airshow in 2018, the Z-10ME has not yet attracted any export sales. Three were initially given to Pakistan for extended evaluations but Islamabad cancelled a potential contract for the helicopter in 2022.

AVIC claimed that the attack aircraft had “good flight performance and excellent manoeuvrability at ultra-low altitude”, but company representatives refused to comment further at the

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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