Chinese language media has reported photos displaying a brand new variant of the Z-20 10 ton-class medium-lift utility helicopter produced by the Harbin Plane Business Group (HAIG).
A navalized, anti-submarine warfare variant of the brand new Z-20 helicopter-based mostly at a reverse-engineered and improved variant of the U.S. made S-70C-2 helicopter of which has been utilized by the Individuals’ Liberation Military since 1984.
The helicopter reportedly is provided for a variety of missions, together with anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, search-and-rescue, naval gunfire assist, surveillance, communications relay, logistics assist and personnel switch.
The brand new model referred to as the Z-20F options floor radar beneath nostril, pylon to hold torpedoes, dipping sonar underbelly and bubble facet home windows for observers and have comparable dimensions and efficiency to the Sikorsky’s MH-60R Seahawk, however with a brand new Chinese language sensor and weapons suite.
The Z-20F designed as the first anti-submarine warfare anti-surface weapon system and can function from frigates, destroyers, cruisers and plane carriers.