China's military helicopters to carry out first overseas mission

16:45, September 20, 2010      

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Approved by China's Central Military Committee, four transport helicopters from the Xinjiang Military Area will be assigned to fly to flood-affected areas in Pakistan for post-disaster relief on Sept. 21.

It will be the first time Chinese military helicopters have carried out an overseas mission.

It is reported that the four transport helicopters, together with ground support staff and parts of relief supplies, will take off from a military airfield in Hotan, a city located in the South west of Xinjiang, China.

According to requirements put forward by the Pakistani government and its military, these helicopters will provide relief support in the air when they arrive in flood-affected areas.

By Li Mu, People's Daily Online

(Editor:李牧(实习))

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