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Thursday, August 13, 2015

China on a quest to develop VTOL aircraft technology: Sina Military

Yak-141 FreestyleChina is working hard to develop a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft for strategic and economic purposes, reports the Beijing-based Sina Military Network.

Citing the Kanwa Defense Review, a Canada-based Chinese-language military magazine, the report said China is believed to have been developing VTOL technology for more than a decade already but appears to be another 15-20 years away from a finished product.

Kanwa added that China has not openly sought technological assistance from Russia in this field or advocated jointly developing VTOL technology to speed up the process.

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