China inducts largest homegrown Y-20 military transport plane
Posted on: 08 Jul 2016 09:28:17
08 July 2016 Current Affairs: China inducted its largest indigenously-built transport aircraft named as Y-20, marking a crucial step in its Air Force history for improving its strategic power projection capability.
It is also considered as a breakthrough for Chinese defence sector especially in military aviation technology which will allow the world’s largest force to transport cargo and troops over long distances in diverse weather conditions.
The indigenously designed and developed Y-20 officially joined the PLA Air Force in Chengdu. It is ideal for transporting cargo and personnel over long distances in diverse weather conditions. It has a maximum take-off weight of 200 tonnes. The plane is comparable to the Russian-made IL-76 and US made C-17. It is more advance than the IL-476.
Its induction will make easier for Chinese PLA to deploy troops, enable military to act more promptly and respond to emergencies in a better manner The Y-20 had undergone its maiden flight in January 2013 and since then it had undergone trials runs, including in the rugged Tibetan terrain, It had made its debut at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in November 2014.
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