Development of the Z-10 began during the early 1990s. China approached helicopter gunship manufacturers in South Africa and Italy for technical assistance. The South Africans turned them down in 2001, because all the Chinese apparently wanted was to buy a single Rooivalk gunship. The manufacturer, Denel, refused, realizing that the Chinese, as they have so often done in the past, simply wanted to reverse engineer elements of the Rooivalk, without paying for any technology used. Italian manufacturer Agusta/Westland was apparently more cooperative, and provided consulting services, and perhaps more. This was done in secret.
А это итальянский А-129the Z10 is powered by a Canadian engine (two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67Cs). The Canadian firm says it sold the engines to China with the understanding that they were for a new civilian transport helicopter.Pratt & Whitney Canada will not sell any more engines to China, which means that the Z-10 cannot enter mass production until China develops a suitable replacement for the PT6C-67C engine.
Mi-17 Helicopter Upgrade
ATE has developed an upgrade package for the Mi-17 Helicopter to equip it with new advanced systems to enhance its operational performance.
Giving this transport helicopter a new attack capability, the upgrade package comprises:
Integration of glass cockpit avionics (see photo)
Integration of sighting system, main sights and head-up displays (see photo)
Integration of INGWE anti-tank missiles (see photo)
Integration of twin 23mm cannons
Increased accuracy of unguided rockets (2x19) (see photo)
Commonality with the Mi-24 Upgrade Package is high, to enable customers an effective Logistic Support, if operating both helicopters.
Demonstrated in North African Client's country with full Pilot Training.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqtxdXtlpLUЭто первое что пришло и мне в голову... по идее удержаться там во время полета невозможно, да и ротор рядом, и воздухозаборник, и шум такой, что потеря слуха обеспечена ... и при стрельбе НАР спеца поджарит.... с другой стороны как-то ведь эвакуировали бриты раненых с апачем в афгане...