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Royal Cambodian Air Force receives 12 CATIC Z-9 helicopters

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World Air Force News - Cambodia
 
 
Royal Cambodian Air Force receives 12 CATIC Z-9 helicopters.
 

Twelve China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) Zhi-9 (Z-9) utility helicopters, which Cambodia had purchased from China, were delivered to the Royal Cambodian Air Force on Monday.

     
Twelve China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) Zhi-9 (Z-9) utility helicopters, which Cambodia had purchased from China, were delivered to the Royal Cambodian Air Force on Monday.
Z-9 at ceremony (photo credit: News CN)
     

The handover ceremony was held at the capital's Military Airbase between Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo.

Tea Banh said the helicopter delivery was a new historic achievement in addition to numerous supports the Chinese government has given to Cambodia.

"The helicopters will be used to serve training in order to strengthen capacity for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces in defending territorial integrity and in cracking down on offenses in remote areas," he said. "They will also be used for humanitarian activities such as disasters."

China lent Cambodia $195 million in August, 2011 to buy those choppers. With Xinhua.