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The four-engine jet-powered Y-20 is China’s first indigenous large transport aircraft, comparable in size and performance to the Russian Ilyushin Il-76 and Boeing C-17 Globemaster III.
The VT-5 is a lightweight MBT introduced by NORINCO for the export market. A similar design of unknown designation has also been fielded by the PLA Group Force.
China purchased 12 Project 877EKM/636 (Kilo class) diesel-electric submarines from Russia between 1995 and 2007. The acquisition of these submarines provided access to the latest submarine quieting, sonar and weapon technologies.
The Dong Feng-15 (DF-15, M-9, or CSS-6) is a road-mobile, conventionally-armed, single-stage short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) that has been in service with the PLA since 1991.