China: New joint Russia-China passenger jet unveiled at Zhuhai airshow

A mockup of the forward cabin section of a new passenger jet being jointly developed by Russia and China, was on display at China's largest airshow in Zhuhai, in China's southern Guangdong Province, on Wednesday. The CR929 is a wide-body passenger airliner that is currently projected to be flight-worthy in 2025 at the earliest. The project is a joint venture between the Chinese state-owned... Еще Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) and the Russian state-owned United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). Also on part of the exhibition was a new laser weapon system developed by China. The LW-30 is a short-range precision truck-based system that is designed to track and destroy light aircraft and drones. An updated air ambulance version of the light Ansat helicopter was also on display, as well as the newest iteration of the venerable Mi-17 helicopter, the Mi-17A2, which boasts higher speeds and reduced crew requirements.

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