China’s army aviation helicopters lack of dedicated machine should be made large purchases
data for: Z-9 armed helicopters made preparing for the battle group exercise
According to” China Aviation News “reported that since President Putin came to power, Russia’s economy has rebounded somewhat dependent on energy exports, but also difficult to restore Soviet-era peak. Putin late and now since the administration of President Medvedev, Russia’s economy, although there are many problems, however, both similar to revive Russia’s dream of world power is no hesitation, therefore, the past few years, the fact that Russia’s military on the technology and equipment have gained great progress.
early last year the Russian government announced the implementation of the reform program of the Russian cut, plans to cut the amount of its military personnel in 2012 to 100 million and the reform program in the country met with no small resistance. In early May this year, Russia held the world’s attention in Red Square military parade ceremony, military parade through Red Square show a large number of new Russian weapons and equipment, especially the large number of sophisticated weapons and the debut of new conventional weapons, is to tell people: Russia “strong forces” determined not to change, “Mape combination” of Russian military reform plan to develop will not change, Russia has the ability to build a world-class military, Russia’s power status is restored, the image of Russia’s great power can not be ignored.
Russia’s Interfax reported on May 20, the Russian Air Force to buy all of the major combat helicopters are used for, may participate in night operations, all helicopters are equipped with ground-air defense against missile protection system. If the quantity and quality of these very considerable time and join the Russian Air Force helicopter is expected that by 2015 40 percent of Russian military helicopters will be updated or improved, then, will no doubt after the Russian aviation industry and the restructuring of the Russian Air Force’s low altitude attack, play a very significant role in promoting.
inspiration for the development of China’s army aviation
Although the Chinese army aviation unit has been achieved by the tactical transport model to a attack by land-attack mission to perform coastal reefs perform tasks from a single batch of a single large fleet of aircraft flying in formation flying to the direction of the change, but in equipment and operational level, compared to other advanced countries, is still lagging behind. Basic equipment, a large number of other developed countries and medium-sized private helicopter gunships, while China’s main transport helicopter and equipment are based on the modified product, in addition to the introduction of a limited number of light helicopters dedicated “gazelle”, the majority can only be regarded as armed transport helicopters. So, in fact, the offensive capabilities of Army aviation in China is still very limited, and the strategic needs of our military there is a gap. From the military point of view at this stage of development needs, is necessary to vigorously strengthen the army aviation in the proportion of armed helicopters equipped, especially the above-mentioned m-28N, Ka-52 attack such a powerful medium and large private helicopter gunships. At present, China has developed a number of helicopters and equipment group, has completed the “from scratch” changes. The next step will be to achieve “from there to the superior” changes again, that requires great efforts to equip a large number of dedicated helicopter gunships, to achieve the leap to enhance the combat effectiveness of Army aviation.
fact, Russia has strong two-type helicopters to foreign promotion, but even though the Russian armed helicopters of the performance of two types of promotional hype, but their troops are not the actual equipment, thus its credibility compromised. This time Russia if large quantities of equipment of these models, both models explain the performance of the Russian military has been assured. Moreover, by actual test, it will dispel the doubts of other countries want to purchase, which is a means to Russian products. The procurement of two helicopters by the military, not only rescued two Russian helicopter manufacturing enterprise development dilemma, but also for the two companies more than a decade of R & D programs of these two models marked a more satisfactory conclusion. Otherwise, these models must make sense of the huge R & D funding, a new generation of Russian military helicopters will also lose access to update the opportunity.
the large-scale procurement of the Russian Air Force, for its own helicopter industry is of great significance. If China’s army aviation helicopter can also be a large number of purchases made will be China’s helicopter industry support, but also promoting China’s helicopter industry technology level. The improvements in technology, will promote the growth of helicopter and aviation industry basic materials industry. We can say that the relationship between the two are complementary, the entire aviation manufacturing will benefit from it. If the level of domestic technology alone is limited grounds to challenge the domestic aviation manufacturing R & D capabilities, self-developed products will lose the opportunity to practice and challenges. Only increasing aviation innovation, R & D capabilities, the introduction of absorption and innovation capacity, product of its own ongoing research and continuous improvement of technology, a new round of aviation to achieve leapfrog development. (Guang-Wen Chen)