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People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) Z-18F Helicopter.

People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) Z-18F Helicopter.


January 15, 2015 defenseworld.net


China recently tested a Z-18A helicopter which can be used as an anti submarine warfare, military heavy lift and as a troop and VIP carrier.

According to China Military Online China recently tested it on the Tibetan plateau at an altitude of 8000 meters.

The report said that the Z-18A helicopter is meant to transport the AH-4 155 mm light artillery system developed by the China North Industries Corporation which weighs around 4 tons.


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14 août 2014 4 14 /08 /août /2014 07:35
The Z-18F, China's new anti-submarine weapon

13.08.2014 Pacific Sentinel

To strengthen the anti-submarine capability of the People's Liberation Army Navy, Z-18F helicopters will likely serve on the Liaoning, the nation's first aircraft carrier and the Type 071 Yuzhao-class amphibious transport docks according to a report by Hangzhou-based Qianjiang Evening News published Aug. 12.
The paper cited a Chinese military website which stated that the Z-18F is likely a modified version of the Z-8F helicopter designed based on the French-built SA 321 Super Frelon. By looking at photos posted online, Li Xiaojian, a Chinese military expert told the paper that the Z-18F is probably equipped with four eight-tube sonobuoy launchers, allowing the helicopter to carry 32 sonobuoys. A US SH-60 Seahawk, in comparison, is only able to carry 25 sonobuoys, according to Li.
Read the full story at Want China Times
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