There are two good news for China today!

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  1. LTE-TDD

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    The first one is Z-20 maiden flight successfully completed early this morning at a Northeast AB!
    The second one is J20 2003 confirmed!
     
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    Please provide links.
     
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    no picture duo to fog, will post the picture when availibile
     
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    China’s Black Hawk helicopter clone makes first flight


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    On Dec. 23, at 14.11 Local Time, Chinese medium lift utility helicopter dubbed Z-20 made its first flight.

    As the image (published on a Chinese Internet website and then made available by Alert5) shows, the chopper is clearly based on the U.S. Black Hawk type (China operates 24 Black Hawk procured in 1983 as S-70C-2).

    Still, it features some peculiar things: the 5-blade rotor, a larger cabin and a different landing gear and tail.

    Z-20 is believed to be a 10-ton chopper that will be used to replace Mi-17 and Mi-171 helos within People’s Liberation Army.

    The Aviationist » China’s Black Hawk helicopter clone makes first flight
     
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    I wonder why the Chinese make almost exact copies of American stuff?

    Two reasons I can think of - maybe both are partially true, and both valid and sensible reasons - give a worldwide admiration for anything American.
    1. By doing an exact clone or a close copy, a lot of the stealth/aerodynamic issues that need solving have already been solved by the US - so only some tweaking will be needed.
    2. America admirers and critics of indigenous tech (in India and I presume in China also) will always take pains to point out why the American stuff looks better. By making a close copy the wind is taken out of the sails of these characters. who have to shut up.

    Not a bad tactic to kill two birds with one copied stone - but I doubt if India will do that..
     
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