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Armed Z-19E prepped for export

10th September 2015 - 10:12 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Tianjin


A light armed attack helicopter from the Harbin Aircraft Industry Group (HAIG) broke cover at the China Helicopter Exposition, held from 9-13 September, in Tianjin.

Designated the Z-19E, and based on the Z-19 already in service with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), this attack craft is squarely targeted at the export market. Positioned as a lower-cost alternative to Western and Russian craft, it may appeal to countries with limited budgets.

HAIG, a subsidiary of the Aviation Corporation of China (AVIC), stated, ‘It adopts an anti-crash airframe, bulletproof and anti-crash fuel tanks and seats, and integrated and smaller-sized avionics and

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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