China’s Black Hawk helicopter clone makes first flight

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On Dec. 23, at 14.11 Local Time, Chinese medium lift utility helicopter dubbed Z-20 made its first flight.

As the image (published on a Chinese Internet website and then made available by Alert5) shows, the chopper is clearly based on the U.S. Black Hawk type (China operates 24 Black Hawk procured in 1983 as S-70C-2).

Still, it features some peculiar things: the 5-blade rotor, a larger cabin and a different landing gear and tail.

Z-20 is believed to be a 10-ton chopper that will be used to replace Mi-17 and Mi-171 helos within People’s Liberation Army.

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The Chinese copying the design of a US military aircraft...what a shocker.
 

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The only difference is the Chinese military people using it will need a step stool to carry around with them.
 

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The Chinese steal everything. This we already know. They stole our Aegis technology, the F-35 and Blackhawk. That's what they do. For all the people they have, the West have better weapons developers. They have the computer hackers though.
 
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The Chinese steal everything. This we already know. They stole our Aegis technology, the F-35 and Blackhawk. That's what they do. For all the people they have, the West have better weapons developers. They have the computer hackers though.
The designers spend millions to produce an aircraft design.
China saves millions by copying the ones they want.

America sold the aircraft to China.

Who's daft?

However, at the moment, China is the great enemy again so, instead of buying from the United states, they wait until America gives it to Israel and they buy from there instead.
From China, the technology goes to Chinese run factories in Iran.

ISRAEL SELLS ARMS TO CHINA, U.S. SAYS - NYTimes.com

China opens missile plant in Iran - UPI.com

and on from there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/w...rms-off-yemen-raise-alarm-over-iran.html?_r=0
 
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I love this bit.

Janes - Israel Sent Lavi prototype to China

Asia Times

America designs one, gives it to Pakistan who pass it one to China.
America gives massive amounts in aid so Israel can design an aircraft, it's cancelled due to pressure from American arms suppliers so Israeli sell the design to China.
Put the two together and China has an aircraft as good as the best America has but at a fraction of the development cost.

Clever stuff.
 

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The Chinese steal everything. This we already know. They stole our Aegis technology, the F-35 and Blackhawk. That's what they do. For all the people they have, the West have better weapons developers. They have the computer hackers though.
Thats the time of buildup. Now they are beginning to develop their own stuff.
They have all the technology of western companies producing in China and its a matter of time when they will start to use it. Don´t you know, why western companies may only be there in joint-ventures with Chinese companies? Soon, the West will have accomplished its herioc mission to dig its own grave and China will take over the control over the entire world. Our goofiness is inconceivable.
 

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