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Chinese transport ‘workhorses’ extending the PLA’s reach

By David Lague  /  Reuters, HONG KONG

Some analysts predict the Chinese military will order hundreds of Y-20s benefiting the group’s listed unit, AVIC Aircraft Co Ltd, in the coming decades if the aircraft can deliver acceptable performance.

They expect the PLA will also use the Y-20 as the basic airframe for its proposed fleet of inflight refueling tankers and airborne early-warning aircraft.

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