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PAKISTAN Inks $1.5 Billion Deal To Acquire The Fleet Of Highly Advanced Z-10ME Attack Helicopters From Iron Brother CHINA Due To The Biased Approach Of US:

PAKISTAN has inked the massive $1.5 Billion Dollars Defense Deal with its Iron Brother CHINA to acquire the fleet of modernized and highly sophisticated Next Generation Z-10ME Attack Helicopters from its Iron Brother CHINA due to the biased approach of the United States. 

The news was Officially confirmed by the DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar by saying that As far as the deal for the Acquisition of T-129 Attack Helicopter is concerned; We have moved on to look for other potential options.

As far as the TURKISH deal is concerned, we have moved on,” Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major General Babar Iftikhar said in an official statement during the Press Conference.

It is pertinent to mention that PAKISTAN has inked the $1.5 Billion Defense Deal with its Iron Brother TURKEY to acquired the Fleet of T129 Attack Helicopters back in 2018.

However, the deal of T129 Attack Helicopters stalled due to the double standard and biased approach of the United States as the US clearly refused to issue the export License to TURKISH Aerospace Industries or TAI for the engines that power the T129 Attack Helicopters.

The T129 Attack Helicopters used the LHTEC T800-4A Engines, which is basically the variant of the CTS800 Engine. This engine is jointly developed by the Rolls-Royce and the Honeywell.

Now, after carefully analyzing different potential options, PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES have finally settled down to acquire the Fleet of Hi-Tech and Next Generation CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopters from Iron Brother CHINA.

The CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopter is a cutting-edge and state of the art All-weather Attack Helicopters that is basically far superior than the American AH-64 Apache Helicopter in terms of performance, agility and firepower.

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Moreover, the CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopter is equivalent to the TURKISH ATAK-2 Next Generation Helicopters, so it means that PAKISTAN can easily fulfill its due purpose by acquiring the Z-10ME Attack Helicopters from Iron Brother CHINA.

As far as the Armament of the CHINESE Z-10ME is concerned; the CHINESE Z-10ME Next Gen Attack Helicopters can be armed with the latest, cutting-edge and lethal Air to Air Missile, Air to Ground Missile, Rockets and Cannons.

After the deal, PAKISTAN has become the first country of the World to acquire the Fleet of Highly Sophisticated and modernized CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopters in its Combat Squadron.

The CHINESE Z-10ME All-Weather Attack Helicopter is basically a Next Generation Attack Helicopter developed by PAKISTAN Iron Brother CHINA. The CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopter can falls in the 6-Ton Category and it can easily conduct day/night combat missions with a 100% success rate.

The addition of such cutting-edge and high sophisticated Next Generation Attack Helicopters will significantly boost the Offensive capability and it will also add the much-needed punch to PAKISTAN ARMY Aviation to deal with indian army aviation in a potential future war.

Moreover, the addition of CHINESE Z-10ME All-Weather Attack Helicopters will also help to take the Offensive Capability of PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES to a whole new level against india, which is the Enemy Number 1 and Arch Rival of Both Iron Brother Countries, CHINA and PAKISTAN.

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About CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopters:

The CHINESE Z-10 Helicopter made its first maiden flight back in 2003 and after vigorously passing all the required tests, it was Officially presented to the world back in 2012.

The CHINESE Z-10ME is also in service with the CHINA’s PEOPLE’S LIBERATION ARMY (PLA) and there are about 150 units that are operational in the Combat Squadron of PLA.

PAKISTAN Iron Brother CHINA upgraded the Z-10 Helicopter to the Z-10ME Attack Helicopters to address the ‘Special Requirements’ and ‘must have features’ given by the PAKISTAN.

After the modernization, PAKISTAN Iron Brother CHINA presented the Z-10ME Attack Helicopter to its All-Weather Ally and Iron Brother PAKISTAN back in 2018.

After the proposed upgradation and modernization, the CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopters possess the passive and active countermeasures, radar warning receivers and missile systems.

The Armor of the Z-10ME Attack Helicopters increased and it uses the new exhaust nozzles that help to decrease the infrared signal. As far as the propulsion of the CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopter is concerned; the Helicopter is powered by the Dual Engines with a maximum power of 1200 kW.

As far as the weaponry options of the CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopter is concerned; the Z-10ME Attack Helicopters, after the upgradation, can easily transport and carry more lethal ammunition, missiles, rockets and cannons.

The CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopter also packed with the infrared silencer and application panels.

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Moreover, CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopter also features thethe brand new development of Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator.  

Salient Features of CHINESE Z-10ME All-Weather Attack Helicopters:

  1. General Specifications of CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopters:

  • Height of Z-10ME Attack Helicopter: 14.15m (46 ft 5 in)
  • Length of Z-10ME Attack Helicopter: 3.85m (12 ft 8 in)
  • Powerplant: 2 x WZ-9 Turboshaft Engines, 1,200 kW Each
  • Empty Weight: 5,100 Kilograms (11,244 lbs)
  • Gross Weight 5,530 Kilograms (12,214 lbs)
  • Maximum Take-off Weight: 7,000 Kilograms (15,432 lbs.)
  • Diameter of Main Rotor: 12 m (39 ft 4 Inches)


  1. Performance of CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopters:

  • Maximum Speed of CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopters: 270 km/h (170 mph)
  • Maximum Cruise Speed: 230 km/h (140 mph)
  • G Limits: +3
  • Service Ceiling: 6,400 meters (21,000ft)
  • Rate of Climb: 10 m/s (2,000 ft/min)


  1. Armament of CHINESE Z-10 Attack Helicopters:

  • Total Hardpoints: 4 Numbers of Hardpoint with massive 1,500 KG capacity
  • Guns: 1 x 23mm Revolver Gun or 1 x 25mm M242 Bushmaster Chain Gun
  • Rockets: 57mm or 90mm Unguided Rocket
  • Missiles: Up to 16 TY-90 Air-to-Air Missiles

                It carry Up to 16 HJ-10 Air to Surface/Anti-Helicopter/Anti-Tank Missile

                It can also carry Up to 16 HJ-8, HJ-9 Missiles

               Up to 4 PL-5, PL-7 and PL-9 Air to Air Missiles/Anti-Helicopter Missile

  1. Avionics of CHINESE Z-10ME Attack Helicopters:

  • BM/KG300G Self-protection Jamming Pods
  • YH Millimeter-wave Fire Control Radar
  • YH-96 Electronic Warfare Suite
  • KZ900 Reconnaissance Pod
  • Helmet Mounted Display Sight (HMD/S) with Night Vision Goggles
  • Blue Sky Navigation Pod

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