ISLAMABAD – Pakistan will enhance its air-strikers with the inclusion of Z-10 anti tank helicopter in its Army Aviation Flat which will enable Pakistan to combat terrorism smartly.
Pakistan is fighting against terrorists and continues air strikes over the hide outs of Taliban in tribal area with F-16. Now Pakistan plans to deal with China about purchasing of Z-10 fighter helicopters.
Z-10 is designed primarily for anti tank missions but has secondary air-to-air capability as well. It is also loaded with guided and unguided missiles. Primary mission of the Z-10 is anti-armor and battlefield interdiction. It also has some limited air-to-air combat capabilities
Z-10 is the first dedicated modern Chinese attack helicopter. It has been designed with extensive technical assistance from Eurocopter and Augusta. Some sources claim that development of the Z-10 has been assisted by Russian Kamov helicopter design bureau.
The Z-10 helicopter has a standard gunship configuration with a narrow fuselage and stepped tandem cockpits. Gunner is seated at the front and the pilot is at the rear. The fuselage has sloped sides to reduce radar cross section. All vital areas are believed to be protected by armor plates.
Z-10 has the ability to hit its target from the distance of 3-4 km and it also can not be traced by radar and it can hit its targets either moving or static.
The inclusion of Z-10 in Pakistan Army aviation will be a big strength for Pakistan air force.
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