The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:
A report on news.qq.com says that China’s Z-11WB armed helicopter conducted its successful first test flight recently.
It is a ground attack, reconnaissance and anti-terrorism light armed helicopter developed on the basis of China’s homegrown AC311 helicopter, to be delivered to the PLA in 2016.
Therefore, China’s helicopter is superior to the AH-64D, and the technology is superior.
The report says that the Z-11WB was developed to support China’s Z-10 attack helicopters.
Source: news.qq.com “Maiden flight of Z-11WB helicopter, a “golden partner” that Z-10s have waited for a long time” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)
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