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China has exported more than 50 AC-312 helicopters to 10 countries

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The civil AC-312 helicopter, created on the basis of the Chinese military helicopter Harbin Z-9 (a localized version of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin), is currently exported in more than 50 units. More than 10 countries acted as buyers, including Mali, Kenya, Zambia, the Chinese newspaper Zhongguo Hankun Bao said. In the coming years, AVIC expects to export from 90 such machines, work is underway on its new modifications, including the VIP version.


AC-312 completed the tests in 2011 year, it is positioned primarily as a helicopter for rescue services, as well as for law enforcement. Unlike the Z-9 military, it widely uses foreign components, including the French Turbomeca Arriel-2C engines, the fuel system produced by the French company Aerazur, and it is also possible to equip the machine with the meteorological radar of the American company Bendix and other equipment. The newspaper notes that by its technical level it is the most advanced helicopter produced in China.


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It should be noted that the three countries listed in the article are among the largest recipients of Chinese aid in Africa, and therefore supplying them with AC-312 says little about the real market competitiveness of this machine. It is not excluded that a significant part of the deliveries of these machines was carried out as assistance on favorable financial terms or within the framework of complex agreements, when the PRC, in exchange for access to the raw materials assets of interest to its company, provides its partners with various technical, military and other support.
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  1. Airman
    Airman 22 October 2013 11: 22
    +6
    Once again, copywriters are ahead of the rest, so because of an illiterate policy, Russia will have to sell everything new in the first place;
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 22 October 2013 11: 32
      +1
      Quote: ...
      more than 10 countries acted as buyers, including Mali, Kenya, Zambia,



      But little by little squeezed in Kenya and Zambia, the Mi-8 (Mi-17/171) were definitely there, and Mali bought the Mi-4.
      1. 0255
        0255 22 October 2013 12: 03
        +3
        Quote: Vadivak
        But little by little squeezed in Kenya and Zambia, the Mi-8 (Mi-17/171) were definitely there, and Mali bought the Mi-4.

        African Mi-4 and Mi-8, most likely, have already flown their resource. Yes, and the Papuans want to fly on something more modern.
        1. ayyildiz
          ayyildiz 22 October 2013 12: 27
          0
          AC-312 and HARBIN Z-9
        2. Vadivak
          Vadivak 22 October 2013 14: 41
          +2
          Quote: 0255
          African Mi-4 and Mi-8, most likely, have already flown their resource. Yes, and the Papuans want to fly on something more modern.


          I write squeezed, what can we offer them?
          1. 0255
            0255 22 October 2013 15: 05
            0
            Quote: Vadivak
            I write squeezed, what can we offer them?

            Mi-8, Mi-26, Ka-226 are now produced, it is possible that the Ka-32. These helicopters were developed during the USSR.
            Well, a new Ka-62 helicopter is expected from the 1990s, which the Chinese from this article looks like. And the Mi-38, which will be launched in a series in 2015.
            The Chinese, most likely, are cheaper than them, and looks more modern.
          2. alone
            alone 22 October 2013 21: 25
            0
            Quote: Vadivak
            I write squeezed, what can we offer them?


            welcome! so much so that they squeeze out, they also offer at a cheap price. but if you have to lower the price, then there will be no benefit. the creator invests money in designing, and the Chinese stupidly disassemble and copy.
          3. танк
            танк 23 October 2013 11: 55
            0
            Rollback? Not? Read the article carefully, it focuses on your question
    2. Very old
      Very old 22 October 2013 23: 36
      0
      No matter what the "copyrists", but the Chinese onslaught on the world arms market is a fact. Moreover, the terms of supply - well, pure dumping
    3. танк
      танк 23 October 2013 11: 54
      0
      Don’t worry, all sales of such weapons occur solely for political reasons (naturally, we talk about multi-billion dollar contracts), so we won’t be particularly affected here. We are not upset that Turkey is buying air defense systems from the Chinese, and the Poles are buying Leopards !!!
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  3. svp67
    svp67 22 October 2013 11: 24
    +3
    He reminds me of someone ... or this "Frenchman"

    whether our Ka62
    1. 0255
      0255 22 October 2013 12: 06
      +2
      and from whom did the Chinese buy or copy fenestrone technology? not at Kamovites? I won’t believe that the Chinese themselves thought of it.
    2. Doctor Evil
      Doctor Evil 22 October 2013 12: 16
      +1
      Hybridization. Apparently, the Chinese began to cross copies among themselves. The result is such "chimeras", similar to several original models at once.
  4. Alikovo
    Alikovo 22 October 2013 11: 42
    0
    more like a frenchman.
  5. Samy
    Samy 22 October 2013 12: 18
    +3
    We look into the book, we see a fig. The article says - "(localized version of Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin)". I was at this factory, the roar is incessant, they fly, new ones fly around ... the movement is specific, in short.
    1. Ivan Petrovich
      Ivan Petrovich 22 October 2013 14: 41
      +1
      and would have visited the Aviastar plant in Ulyanovsk. Silence...
  6. ayyildiz
    ayyildiz 22 October 2013 12: 31
    0

    HARBIN Z-9 !!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. andrei332809
    andrei332809 22 October 2013 13: 08
    +3
    that's bastards ... the whole arms market will fall apart at its half price. the only thing, maybe the quality will let them down? and if not? tady everything, the pipe
    1. Ivan Petrovich
      Ivan Petrovich 22 October 2013 14: 33
      +3
      but there is such a thing as price-quality. With this, the Chinese are all the way. for example, if you take theirs cars, they are no worse than ours, for example. And with a complete set all normul
    2. Kir
      Kir 22 October 2013 15: 07
      +2
      Bastards, forgive not them, but ours who send any effective misunderstanding for feeding, And the Chinese with their Authorities can only be praised and put "our" as an example, as they say, there is something to learn, including if Not First of all, Real, and not ostentatious Patriotism !!!
  8. Algor73
    Algor73 22 October 2013 13: 51
    0
    About Chinese achievements have already been written, rewritten. Nothing new - bought (stolen), copied, put into production. And then, to the same one from whom he bought (stole), he will also sell it, since it is cheaper.
    1. Ivan Pavlov
      Ivan Pavlov 22 October 2013 15: 33
      +1
      and why we don’t have anything like that. I mean no achievements at all? Well, at least amers would have copied something
      1. Kir
        Kir 22 October 2013 16: 20
        +1
        That you, that you, too, take an example from the West only if the Katai authorities have enough common sense to take what can be used as a start, "ours" take over from the Westerners for the most part ........., the truth is, why wonder who for the most part they go there, forgive the contingent to a large extent, let's say with dislocated brains.
  9. Ivan Petrovich
    Ivan Petrovich 22 October 2013 14: 27
    0
    well done Chinese. spit on everyone. And with production they have all the way and with export too. Although there is no "United China" party ... strange, isn't it?

    And also, plus to this. Read here, what is the difference in production here and in Canada http://www.contrtv.ru/repress/4746/
  10. starhina01
    starhina01 22 October 2013 14: 38
    0
    how so ... the French Turbomeca Arriel-2C engines, the fuel system manufactured by the French company Aerazur, .... could not copy? weird request
  11. Migari
    Migari 22 October 2013 14: 54
    +2
    Not so long ago, when China was shown, there was only a sea of ​​bicycles and poor people, and now the party is the same, and not any shocks for you, such a huge leap in the economy, in all areas. Copying is yes, but they, unlike us, are shot for corruption, and not the oligarchs there seized the whole country. Now ours are going to adopt experience in the fight against corruption, when everything is already stolen. That's the answer, the fish rots from the head.
    1. Ivan Pavlov
      Ivan Pavlov 22 October 2013 15: 35
      +1
      all right. 20 years brains e..em and no movement forward
      political impotent people rule, that’s our trouble
  12. nazgul-ishe
    nazgul-ishe 22 October 2013 14: 59
    +1
    What are you angry about. The correct course is comrades. With their base of the machine park, much can be done, so they do not allow the machines to stand idle. And our carbide belt drives are slipping.
  13. aud13
    aud13 22 October 2013 16: 00
    +1
    The reforms carried out in other Asian countries, including Singapore, had a great influence on the development of China. The Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew wrote about this in sufficient detail in his book "Singapore Story from the Third World to the First".
    He was certainly an ardent anti-Soviet, but the man is not stupid and it is therefore very interesting to read the book - comparing it simultaneously with our life.
    Who did not read - I recommend.
  14. Siberian
    Siberian 22 October 2013 16: 59
    0
    Our MIs as they were needed will remain. And the Chinese, there are equipment from different countries. In short, the complete assembly of several countries. So you need to make a simple conclusion, what is more promising and what has become obsolete and what is not.
  15. APASUS
    APASUS 22 October 2013 19: 46
    0
    So I would be afraid to board such a helicopter because of the dubious qualities of this machine. For this reason, buyers from China are mainly in Africa.
    As soon as Germany or even Iceland purchases such helicopters, we can safely shout about a breakthrough
  16. indiggo
    indiggo 22 October 2013 20: 32
    0
    the Chinese are copying and will copy, they themselves do not yet know how. here is a vivid example of nuclear submarines, they are subject to a sale restriction. Yes, we had the mind to not help. so the Chinese do not yet have full-fledged submarines ... and those that have a maximum for a month and then not far from China depart, they say everything breaks down ... they have been tormented for 7 years and there is still no acceptable result