A CCTV Chinese reporter and ensign on the helo. How can it be faked?
The problem is how much is the deal? If the price is good for each pieces of gurantee of quality control. Why not?
The China today is no more of 10years ago. Russian know u cant try to fool around with China. They gurantee quality control and payment made only when goods are delivered unlike dealing with Indian which Russia demand payment made first.chinese helicopters are cheaper with better quality control while russian helicopters are also cheap but more often require costly overhauls; and russian helicopters globally crash the most;
beast, please note that even chinese state media CCTV has reported ongoing fake deals;
again, be await; we all know later
I am sure China got a good deal before agree to buy 121 of this helo. In the past, Russian don't even bother to paint PLAAF ensign while in Russian factory. From this footage of journalist. U can clearly see PLAAF ensign painted on it before delivered. I am sure even the instruction panel are all written in Chinese.
If Russian offered good price and great quality control. Why would PLAAF reject such deal? Chinese mechanics have great experience dealing with Mi-17. We would not want those trained experience be wasted.
Even US forces buys foreign product like C-27 spartan, belgian machine guns and oto melara 76mm gun. Why would China be exceptional?