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Venezuelan Navy has signed a contract for the purchase of X-NUMX Chinese helicopters Z-8

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According to the data of the Venezuelan resource FAV-Club.com, which refers to informed sources, the command of the marine aviation The Navy of Venezuela signed a contract for the purchase of 8 Chinese-made Z-9 anti-submarine helicopters.


Terms and details of delivery were not disclosed. By the end of the year, a naval delegation will be sent to China, which will oversee the production process for the production of the ordered helicopters.

Earlier, in August 2013, the Commander-in-Chief of the Venezuelan Navy, Admiral Diego Molero Bellavia, announced his intention to acquire eight Chinese-made helicopters to recruit patrol ships built by Navantia and to conduct search and rescue operations.

The Venezuelan Navy will receive Z-9C helicopters, which are produced by the Harbin Aviation and Industrial Group on the basis of Eurocopter produced under the license of the French AS-365 helicopter Dauphin.

The anti-submarine version of the Z-9 is equipped with ET52 light torpedoes placed on two suspension points, which are the Chinese counterpart of the Italian Whitehead A244, which is in service with the Venezuelan Navy. The latest version of the Z-9D helicopter can carry TL-10 anti-ship missiles.
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  1. Phase
    Phase 9 September 2013 11: 52
    +3
    The Chinese Z-9 is, as I understand it, a licensed copy of the Italian Aerospatiale Dauphin. The Chinese army is also an airborne and anti-tank. In this role, he certainly is not Mi-24 (I am silent about the Ka-52 and Mi-28), and in the anti-submarine, too, far from the Ka-27. But perhaps Venezuela is quite enough.
    1. MilaPhone
      MilaPhone 9 September 2013 12: 20
      +4
      Quote: Phase
      The Chinese Z-9 is, as I understand it, a licensed copy of the Italian Aerospatiale Dauphin

      No, that you are a licensed copy of the French "Agusta". smile
      1. Phase
        Phase 9 September 2013 12: 46
        +2
        Quote: Milafon
        No, that you are a licensed copy of the French "Agusta"

        Described by the French Aerospatiale Dauphin of course
        1. MilaPhone
          MilaPhone 9 September 2013 12: 53
          0
          It happens. Do not think anything bad, I was just joking. drinks
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 9 September 2013 17: 20
      0
      Quote: Phase
      The Chinese Z-9 is, as I understand it, a licensed copy of the Italian Aerospatiale


      As I understand it, this is a compilation from mi-2, Augusta and something American ...
  2. denson06
    denson06 9 September 2013 11: 52
    -3
    "+". China needs to be drawn deeper into our partnership and economic relations with friendly countries of Latin America .. here and the pluses and appear out of the blue ..
  3. Chicot 1
    Chicot 1 9 September 2013 14: 57
    +3
    Interesting ... Less than half a year has passed since Chavez is gone, and the new Venezuelan leadership has already begun to vibrate, and the purchase of these helicopters (essentially a clone of a French car) can be regarded as a timid curtsey to the "great" China. The Chinese, in general, are only "for!", Smile and slyly squint their eyes in the oriental ...

    Quote: denson06
    China needs to be more deeply involved in our partnership and economic relations

    No way! This locust is capable of ousting anyone from the market, filling it with cheap (in terms of price) and cheap (in terms of quality) products ...
    Quote: denson06
    friendly countries of latin america

    As history and previous experience show, in Latin America Russia does not have friendly countries. There are only temporary partners ...
    Quote: denson06
    here and the pros and appear out of the blue

    For the Chinese, yes. But first of all, we should think about marketing our products, and about our producers ...
    1. Windbreak
      Windbreak 9 September 2013 22: 22
      0
      And under Chavez, Chinese training aircraft were purchased
  4. avt
    avt 9 September 2013 15: 44
    +1
    Well, it’s impossible to call this a helicopter PLO, they simply bred their chines with cheapness and versatility. It’s understandable, well, the Venezuelan marimans have never been engaged in PLO and do not really know what it is.