外文标题：China unveils pilotless chopper; to develop faster variants
BEIJING: China on Thursday showcased its latest-concept unmanned helicopter even as the country is developing choppers with the ability to fly at speeds twice the current average.
The JY-8, which does not feature a tail rotor, can reach a maximum speed of 400km per hour.
It is expected to be subjected to trials in 2015, said Zhu Yinchui, an engineer with the China Helicopter Research and Development Institute.
It was exhibited at the second China Helicopter Exposition in the northern city of Tianjin.
The coaxial double-oared JY-8 adopts similar high-speed technologies as the X2, an experimental helicopter developed by US aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
"China has mastered the core technologies of unmanned helicopters, and has started serialised production," said Fang Yonghong, who is in charge of the research of unmanned helicopter technologies with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, (AVIC) China's major aircraft maker. The company has developed unmanned helicopters with take-off weights of up to one tonne.
The range of low-cost and highly mobile helicopters is intended for uses ranging from communication relaying, precise positioning, to aid in emergency rescue operations, border patrol and scientific surveys.
Also, China is developing helicopters with the ability to fly at speeds twice the current average.
Lin Zuoming, AVIC President, said China is striving to make helicopters that can achieve speeds of 500 kms per hour.
AVIC produces a wide range of helicopters, from ultra-light varieties to high-altitude adaptive helicopters.
AVIC says it has cracked core technologies in key areas like rotors, flight control and avionics.
China's helicopter industry has been on a steady rise over the last decade.
On August 26, the ingenuously developed military attack helicopter WZ-10 launched its first air-to-air missile successfully intercepting low-altitude targets.
Aam Aadmi (India)
Wonderful... India has already invented a pilotless government!
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Skariah Keecheril (Qatar)
will not fly long like their cheap toys in the market
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Karthigesu Arinesali (London)
China is trying to compete with America in every technology,
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deepblueshit5 (Location) replies to Karthigesu Arinesali
they will soon overtake america
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sehgal_s (Location) replies to Karthigesu Arinesali
They might and are actually beating them in several aspects.
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Mamata Paikaray (Noida)
India must keep pace....the Chinese have always proved a slimy customer.
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Raja Sekhar (Location)
Are you sure they are not talking about a toy ?
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suman kar (Kolkata)
China is building up its arsenal by leaps and bounds and that should worry every country sharing a border with this nation.
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Irfan Iftekhar ()
China is beating America on most scientific developments excluding medical science.
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China has given up competing with America but actually started beating it in some aspects. This should learn by our coolie/third class babus that being first is not trying to imitate but being first, which a colonial minded babus never gets.
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Indian Army have already witnessed Chinese JY-8 (pilotless chopper) as UFOs in LOC of Ladakh.
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India can sleep forever or do Bollywood dance to become woods under UPA. Mr.Modi India , Is waiting for your lead!
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China you are great, salute to you from a China lover... unfortunately i am a not to be proud Indian
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China will soon beat US in every aspects whether it is infrastructure or tech
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China is holding the asia now and will hold the world soon
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Our government must fast development a military-industrial complex to counter China. And it will also help us minimize spending billions of dollars on purchase of military equipment from US, Europe, Israel and Russia. Lakhs will get employment in such defense corporations and it will finally make us technologically advanced as the weapons exporters. This needs to be done fast.
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Raphael (Angelic Relam)
May GOD save INDIA..................
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WAR is IMMINENT..
India has to have a policy change. We have to accept China as an un-competable super-power with whom we can't afford to pickup a rivalry or fight. USA, RUSSIA & EU are far far away geographically, culturally, population-wise & inherent colonial dictates in their attitude. China sounds best as friend & neighbour & is the only nation who can rein in Pakistan & force it to our neighbourly friendship. What better than that for peace. China is not colonial & has no intention nor a culture to occupy nations, but it needs land. So does India. Both India & China can ask Australia to give 2/3rd of their subcontinent on leash barring SE Australia. This will solve our population problems & Australia's loneliness & failing economy. I am sure if not today after somedays Aussies will find this peaceful deal more profitable than a military solution imposed on them by IndoChina superpower. Gone are the days of US, Russian or even EU sponsored off-shore adventures!