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China Pushing Into SE Asia's Defense Market

Feb. 11, 2014 - 03:45AM   |  
By WENDELL MINNICK   |   Comments
The TD220 unmanned helicopter is a 300kg class, multi-purpose and VTOL with a coaxial, twin-rotor and 'HeliAP' autopilot. With an endurance of five hours it can be equipped with a variety of payloads, including infrared, synthetic aperture radar, laser radar, multi-spectral imaging, communication relay, and ground penetrating radar.
The TD220 unmanned helicopter is a 300kg class, multi-purpose and VTOL with a coaxial, twin-rotor and 'HeliAP' autopilot. With an endurance of five hours it can be equipped with a variety of payloads, including infrared, synthetic aperture radar, laser radar, multi-spectral imaging, communication relay, and ground penetrating radar. ()
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SINGAPORE — At this year’s Singapore Airshow, Chinese aviation companies AVIC and CATIC are pushing into the export defense market for Southeast Asia.

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) provided brochures and models of their platforms at this year’s airshow.

On display were models of the L-15 Falcon advanced jet trainer, FC-1/JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft, Z-9WE attack helicopter, Wing Loong (Pterodactyl) unmanned combat aerial vehicle, ASN-209 tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), and the K-8 basic jet trainer.

Missing this year from the AVIC/CATIC booth are models and brochures of the J-10 fighter.

AVIC/CATIC Brochures, but no models, included the FTC-2000 supersonic advanced/lead-in fighter trainer (LIFT), WMD-7 targeting pod with IR, TV, and laser sensors, and the U8E vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) light UAV.

New Chinese exhibitors included Beijing ZhongHangZhi Technology Company with their static display of the TD220 unmanned helicopter. The TD220 is a 300kg class, multi-purpose and VTOL with a coaxial, twin-rotor and “HeliAP” autopilot. With an endurance of five hours it can be equipped with a variety of payloads, including infrared, synthetic aperture radar, laser radar, multi-spectral imaging, communication relay, and ground penetrating radar.

This year’s Singapore Airshow has the largest Chinese pavilion in the history of the airshow, with a number of new Chinese companies exhibiting: Aero AT (Jiangsu) Aviation Industry Company, Beijing ZhongHangZhi Technology Company, China Aircraft Services Ltd, Chengdu-based Haite Group, Hong Kong Aviation Industry Association, LIMBACH, Shanghai Jinfan Container Seal Company, Topcast, Wanhang Die Forging Company, and Xibeihu Special Vehicle Company.

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