Chinese Army helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army spotted flying at an extremely low altitude in plateau area during a penetration flight training exercise on June 22, 2020.
China’s Mi-17 transport helicopters and new Z-8G transport helicopters participated in large-scale military exercise near a disputed Himalayan border.
The new Z-8G helicopters attached to an army aviation brigade under the PLA 76th Group Army took part in a flight training exercise at an extremely low altitude in plateau area.
The Global Times described the Z-8G as a “large transport helicopter” that focuses on “plateau operations”.
The new helicopter flew for the first time in 2014. Powered by three domestic WZ-6C turboshafts, it has a maximum takeoff weight of 13.8 tonnes (30,360 pounds). It can carry 30 troops, or five tonnes (11,000 pounds) of cargo, for up to 1,000 km (600 miles). The helicopter can take off from 4,500 meters above sea level and has a ceiling of more than 6,000 meters.
An updated troop transport version of the Z-8G helicopter entered service with PLA ground forces in early 2018.
Tensions between the world’s two most populous countries have risen to their highest levels in more than four decades after 20 Indian soldiers were reportedly killed in hand-to-hand combat in the Himalayas.
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