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China unveils attack helicopter at airshow

Published on Nov 14, 2012 1:05 PM
 

SHANGHAI (AFP) - China has unveiled a new attack helicopter as it seeks to rival similar aircraft made by the United States and Russia, state media said on Wednesday.

A unit of China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) showed off the WZ-10, or "Thunder Fire", for the first time in public at the country's premier airshow in the southern city of Zhuhai, the China Daily newspaper said.

China is displaying a range of military hardware, including a new drone and a model of a next-generation fighter plane at the show, as it builds up its own defence capabilities and seeks customers for its products.

More than 30 foreign military delegations are attending the airshow, the official Xinhua news agency said.

 
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