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PREMIUM: Development of Z-20 variants in full swing for PLA

13th January 2021 - 01:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

The PLA is exploring new missions for the Z-20 medium helicopter, as the aircraft looks set to become the backbone of rotary-winged fleets in China.

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) views the Z-20 platform as pivotal to its developing rotary-winged fleet, and this is being reflected in more examples and variants appearing within China.

On 31 December 2020, an image emerged on the Chinese internet of a Z-20 carrying eight KD-10 antitank guided missiles ...

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