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The Chinese leadership apparently sees its own Z-10 attack helicopter as clearly superior to foreign models. This emerged from a broadcast on the state broadcaster at the end of December in which the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) announced numerous new details about the Z-10 Changhe attack helicopter. In the west, comparable models would be the Tiger from Airbus Helicopters or the AH-64 Apache from Boeing.

The Z-10 is the first attack helicopter to be developed and built entirely in China, according to the state media. However, China used the West to help develop it. There was a contract with Eurocopter France to support the development of the 5-blade rotor system, Augusta Westland (now Leonardo Helicopters) was also a partner and responsible for the transmission system and the vibration analysis.

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