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China dismisses US government accusations of use of technologies in Z-10 attack helicopter

27th July 2012 - 12:14 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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The Defence Ministry of the People’s Republic of China has refuted the claims made in a recent US court case that it used American technology in the development of the Z-10 attack helicopter.

In a statement on the ministry's website, spokesman Yang Yujun said: ‘China's attack helicopters and their engines are all self-developed, and have proprietary intellectual property rights.’

He added that any so-called piracy was 'far from the truth’.

The statement follows a long-running court case in Connecticut which saw two United Technologies companies, Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) and Hamilton Sundstrand (HSC) fined more than $75 million by

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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