So we have the WZ-16, ie Ardiden 3C, that is intended for Chinese heavy civilian helicopters like AC352 https://www.safran-helicopter-engines.com/engine-partnerships/partnerships/wz16/wz16 But China is using it in the Z-10 attack helicopter because the WZ-9 was a joke. Numerous engines were used in during prototype design. From Canadian Pratt & Whitney PT6C-67C, Russian Klimov VK-2500 from Mi-17 and Ukranian Motor-Sich TV3-117. With Russian and Ukrainian help, the Chinese manufacturers have managed to develop their own engine WZ-9. However, this engine (1,350 hp) has proven to be too weak for the 5.5/7 ton helicopter. For example, AH-64 with its mass of 5/8 tons uses an engine whose strength is 1,690-2,100 hp. With the aid of a French manufacturer “Turbomeca”, a new engine was built, designated WZ-16. The new engine has horsepower of 2.000 and will allow carrying of 16 POVR HJ-10. Read more https://stateofguns.com/caic-z-10-attack-helicopter-1454/ This is even confirmed by Chinese favourite source Henri at EP. Le WZ-16 qui va passer un jalon important en 2016 devrait venir soulager cette manque en puissance. Ce moteur franco-chinois a une puissance entre 1 200 et 1 500kW. http://www.eastpendulum.com/1000ᵉ-helicoptere-armee-de-terre-chinoise Why does this matter? China is embargoed from using any French products that wasn't ordered prior to 1986 for a military application. It is not well known, but China still imports an annual quarter billion USD of French military products based on pre-1986 licenses that they still import to this day. Yes it is dated technology but China has no domestic options as they have failed to produce even 80s clones properly.