Singapore Airshow 2018: China closes in on Asian military aircraft opportunities

07 February 2018

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is looking to secure a number of military export orders from countries in the Asia-Pacific region spurred by several recent major orders, a senior official from the state-owned group’s export arm, the China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC), told Jane’s on 6 February.

In the past few years AVIC’s major military exports to the region include JF-17 Thunder multirole combat aircraft and K-8 Karakorum-8 trainer aircraft to Myanmar, K-8 sales to Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; Z-10 attack helicopters to Pakistan; Z-9 light utility helicopters to Cambodia; and MA-60 transport aircraft to Laos.

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