China shows new Z-10 & Z-19 helicopters and Type 99 MBT at international military exercises 2908142
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|Friday, August 29, 2014 11:17 AM|
|China shows new Z-10 & Z-19 helicopters and Type 99 MBT at international military exercises.|
China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country's north. State media said the new hardware performed to expectations in the "Peace Mission-2014" drill featuring more than 7,000 personnel from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Chinese Army Type 99 MBT Main Battle Tank
Troops from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan participated in the anti-terrorism drill, including ground and air forces, special operations and airborne troops and others tasked with electronic countermeasures, reconnaissance, mapping and positioning.
The drone, which wasn't further identified, is capable of monitoring, identifying and destroying objects in real time, making it an important tool in fighting terrorists, air force spokesman Shen Jinke was quoted as saying.
Once heavily dependent on Russia for sophisticated weaponry, China has made huge advances in developing its own weapons systems, many of them variations of foreign models. The Z-10 and Z-19 are based on the French Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin, while the earliest version of the Type 99 was a variant of the former Soviet T-72.