During the 5th China Helicopter Exposition
in Tianjin earlier this month, China showcased Z-20. The Z-20 is expected to replace several helicopters
in People Liberation Army service including the Super Frelons Z-20 helicopter looks very much similar to
American UH-60 Black Hawk. This has reignited debates that China is very
good at copying products from other nations. In this video Defense Updates reports on China
reveling Z-20 which is copied from American UH-60 Black Hawk
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20 million players from all over the world! Chinese interest in Black Hawk dates back
to the early 1980s. It wanted to acquire the Sikorsky S-70 which
was the civilian version of the Black Hawk At that time, the U.S. allowed the country
to purchase 24 Sikorsky S-70s as a diplomatic gesture. One Black Hawk was also abandoned by US special
forces in Pakistan during the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on 1 May 2011. Several sources indicate that Pakistan allowed
Chinese officials to examine the Black Hawk wreckage China used these two inputs to develop the
Z-20. It is to be noted that there are several modifications
by Chinese engineers on top of the basic foundation. The Z-20 has a five-bladed main rotor and
more angular tail-to-fuselage joint frame This allegedly gives it improved lift, cabin
capacity, and endurance when compared to UH-60. In addition, it reportedly has a Fly-By-Wire
system. There is also fairings installed aft of the
engine exhausts and on the tail spine, which are likely housings for communications with
the BeiDou satellite navigation system. This is not the first weapon China has copied
from the U.S. Here are some important once: CHINESE DONGFENG EQ2050 BRAVE SOLDIER is copied
FROM AM GENERAL HMMWV HUMVEE LIGHT TRUCK For 30 years, AM General’s Humvee has served
US troops around the world, achieving iconic status. In the late 1980s, AM General, a major vehicle
manufacturer based in Indiana, wanted to sell the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle,
also known as the Humvee, to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The PLA rejected the offer and picked up one
Humvee that was left by AM General in China. They also gathered the few civilian Humvees
that Chinese oil companies had bought in the 1990s. Using reverse engineering, they built a prototype
and named it Dongfeng EQ2050. Y-20 DOPPELGANGER is copied FROM C-17 GLOBEMASTER
III Beginning in the winter of 2009, two Chinese
hackers began sending malicious e-mails to Boeing employees disguised to look as if they
came from familiar people. Even if one employee opened the mail and downloaded
the attached file, it could give hackers a portal to secrets, corporate and US Department
of Defense plans, engineering details, and potentially classified Pentagon files stored
on Boeing networks. And that’s exactly what happened. Over the next two years, hackers stole some
630,000 files from Boeing related to the C-17, the third most expensive plane that the Pentagon
has ever developed, with research and development costs of $3.4 billion. Chinese obtained detailed drawings; measurements
of the wings and fuselage, and other parts; outlines of the pipeline and electric wiring
systems; and even flight test data. On 26 Jan 2013 Chinese copy of C17, Y-20 Doppelganger,
first flew. Currently, 8 are in service, more production
GENERAL ATOMICS MQ-1 PREDATOR UAV Beginning in 2011, a series of weaponized
emails—PDF and Microsoft Word attachments with malware inside—were sent to people
who work to build American drones. A cybersecurity group found that the attachments,
many of them with benign titles like “Boeing_Current_Market_Outlook_2011_to_2030.pdf”, originated with a hacker group in Shanghai
linked to China’s military. Of the 261 attacks uncovered, 123 targeted
U.S. drone companies, from large defense contractors to small firms. According to analysts, these were largely
successful. The newest Chinese drones build with stolen
data; closely resemble U.S aircraft visually and in performance, a remarkable turn-around
time for China’s aviation industry. CHENGDU J-20 is copied from LOCKHEED MARTIN
F-35B LIGHTNING II The NSA estimated that the Chinese had conducted
more than 30,000 cyber attacks as part of the massive defense industrial espionage and
that more than 500 attacks were significant intrusions in Department of Defense (DOD)
systems. More than 1,600 network computers were penetrated
and at least 600,000 user accounts were compromised, from the Chinese cyber spying. In all, the NSA concluded that the Chinese
compromised key components of F-35. For example, designed details of AN/APG-81
active electronically scanned array radar for the F-35 has been stolen. Importantly critical aspects of F 35’s stealth
capability moved to the Chinese hand. The Chinese stole data on the methods used
by the turbine to cool gases emitted by F 35’s engine as well as other heat reduction
techniques. Z 20 is powered by the indigenously developed
engine. According to the South China Morning Post,
the Z-20 suffers from weak the engine, an issue that plagues many PLA aircraft including
jet fighters. Song Zhongping, a military commentator in
Hong Kong stated, “The Z-20 is already much more advanced
than those imported Black Hawks, although it might not be as mature as the latest Black
Hawk variants,” Regarding the engines, Song stated that the
issue “needs to be tackled from the ground up.” China has not only copied American weapons
but also Russian weapons. J-15 Flying Shark is a derivative/illegal
copy of the Russian SU-33 which was originally based on the Sukhoi-27 airframe. But the copying has been done with limited
success due to complex engineering involved. China for the first time unveiled Flying Shark
in 2010 and according to China’s own Defense Analyst, it is unlikely to achieve the same
performance characteristics of the Russian Su-33 carrier-based fighter. Russian news outlet Sputnik shed some light
about the Chinese failure, The site stated,
“Love for the fourth-generation J-15 jet is seldom shown in Chinese circles. The Asia Times noted that Chinese media has
disparaged the plane in numerous ways, including referring to it as a ‘flopping fish’ for its
inability to operate effectively from the Chinese carriers, which launch fixed-wing
aircraft under their own power from an inclined ramp on the bow of the ship. The J-15’s engines and heavyweight severely
limit its ability to operate effectively: at 17.5 tons empty weight, it tops the scales
for carrier-based fighters. The US Navy’s F-18 workhorse, by comparison,
is only 14.5 tons.” Russia is conscious of China’s rampant reverse
engineering. Over the years China has copied several Russian
weapon platforms with total disregard for intellectual property rights & contractual
obligations. The Chinese have often bought limited quantities
and then reverse engineer the weapons. For example, Shenyang J-11 based on the Russian
Sukhoi Su-27 & J-15 Flying Shark is an illegal copy of the Russian SU-33. The impact of these copies is so large that
some quarters of the Russian power circle objected to the sell the S 400 to China. The deal was eventually sealed after Russian
analysts felt that S 400 is too complicated to copy. Keeping all this aspect in view, especially
the engine issue we can predict that Z-20 may look similar to Black Hawk, it will not
have the same performance or reliability.


  1. I wonder if they realize that when you copy something it naturally becomes inferior to the original! LMAO!! Several modifications! LOL

  2. Copies are just the first stage of the Chinese technology transfer. They will soon iterate and improve upon these designs.

  3. China cannot come up with anything original on their own so they copy from America they do this with everything military civilian they copy everything they could come up with some of their own ideas they be doing something

  4. If you dident know, no you do, the Chinese have no honour nor brains. They can not think for themselves, they cant even copy properly. Bunch of friggin retards playing with play doo and eating glue.

  5. Cut off the Chinese completely …… stop the migration of their citizens into the US and ban all products made in China so we can get Americans back to work, Stop! The purchase of real estate by Chinese nationals in the USA they are driving the market higher and higher…. Also no more access to Universities where they are infiltrating agents of the Chinese government paid to acquire high tech knowledge.

  6. Let’s just call it China (in typical fashion of many things) STEALING THE DESIGN of the Sikorsky H60, which is also the airframe used for the SH60 SeaHawk for the U.S. Navy and the derivatives used by the U.S. Coast Guard and overseas travel versions which serve as Marine One / Presidential Helicopters. The version used in the attack of Osama bin Laden was a never-before-seen Stealth version of the H60. We know this because the tail was broke off and left outside the compound wall, intact and had obvious stealth features shown in photography. The rest of the helicopter was purposely destroyed by the Navy Seals since the accidental landing left the aircraft unrecoverable.

  7. Cmon its not like USA hasn't taken heaps of foreign inventions and made it their own.. But the choges are definitely copy cat masters atm

  8. WOW so many CHINA haters – THE MORE THE MERRIER. THE MORE U HATE CHINA the stronger it becomes. So what are you HATERS going to do about it.
    Hate is a disease . IT DESTORYS you, not CHINA

  9. Why the fuck do we still do business with chine. They’re turning into nazi Germany. They literally have concentration camps.

  10. Can every American hater in America meaning every Democrat get on your knees put your hands together get a picture of Barack Obama and thank him for allowing China to copy our top secret military equipment. How did he do this? Well he allowed Pakistan to give this to the Chinese instead of sending a couple of missiles right into and Ontop of that crashed helicopter and blowing it up to smithereens and burning it to the most rudiment elements that it was created from . But this was another way Obama paid the Chinese , why? Because Chinese has been giving money to the Democrats for decades that all started under the Clinton Bill Clinton . The Democrats have been selling your country out from under the people of America ever since the end of World War II

  11. Easy, You just need to buy the schedule and schematic design from some corrupted people that have excess to these tech details.

  12. Copy cats naturally bad quality – only buyer The beggar country Pakistan (free gifted).
    Chinese always poaching for prey who are greedy for money. As is the saying about Chinese goods Use n throw – no guarantee n cannot be repaired. May last 1day 1week 1month or very lucky 1 year.

  13. Why the fuk would any of these Companies or governments have their computer systems hooked up to the Internet ? or let any of their employees have access to emails ? why are these systems not closed internal systems ? I mean if anyone was actually on a computer system that had any information that was hooked up to the Internet you're just asking for it to be stolen it's completely fuking stupid it makes no sense whatsoever why are they actually doing it ? they must be doing it just to give the NBA democrat Killerys&Bernie best friends the Chinese false information ? I don't know it's just makes no fuking sense to me and why would anybody be checking emails at their work computer when they're working on a secret defense project? I mean they should be fired & then taken out back whipped for being so fuking stupid ! These peeps sounds like my idiot friends book smart but commen sense stupid aka killery/Bernie libtard demonrats !

  14. That's what everyone said when they were copying computer and phone technologies. Now they have 5G and the US is still struggling to get there. When the creative stage of their efforts take over they will surpass the US like they did with technology. It is the human way to first copy, we have been copying each other for generations. Why re-invent the wheel when you can copy and make it better.

  15. Don't export your military hardwares if you are afraid of copying by other counties? This is the best way to protect US technology.

  16. I would like to see the fucking EU and Germany to join the US to finally end China. We built china, we can end it !!!

  17. I also wonder what would happen if American stop developing new weapons.😀😀😀😀 Chinese copy masters will become jobless.

  18. Never sell small quantities of civilian versions of military equipment to China. Their intention always was to reverse engineer military versions.

  19. Never sell small quantities of civilian versions of military equipment to China. Their intention always was to reverse engineer military versions.

  20. i can't believe that after all this information,, We are still trying to make deals with them i say get out all together and spread the wealth to the smaller countries in the area that China is trying to dominate

  21. People on here complaining that all the Chinese know how to do is copy, that’s pretty funny since they developed the compass, gunpowder, the first rockets which we call fireworks and after WWII what did the USA do? We stole and copied as much German technology as we could get our hands on which put is into space. The question is, if you can copy your enemies better technology then why wouldn’t you? You’re enemy spent a lot of time on research and development and now all you’ve got to do is steal and reproduce it. So you can be angry at the Chinese all you want but really they are no different than us. Everyone does it. If you want to get angry then get angry at the defense contractors sucking up our taxes and not securing what we paid for.

  22. China copied 5G technology from US future technology which US doesnt have yet. US trying all its best to steal it back from China😂🤣🤣😂😂

  23. I seriously wonder, if a house is burgled, the owner makes it more secure, how come its exactly the opposite with the USA, how come they keep on hacking US Defense Computers or corporate computers just like that, how can American Govt say they are intelligent people

  24. How come the Chinese brain isn’t evolved enough to engineer their own weapons? Looking at their population they think more with their little head!

  25. The SU 33 was copied from Ukraine They sold models to China.. I have no idea why this video left this out.
    Perhaps it is a propaganda piece designed to cause trouble between Russia and China.
    Good job CIA

  26. They all stole German tech after second world, all scientist's especially who were making v2 were taken to USA and Moscow. These countries stole Chinese tech on gunpowder too.

  27. A Sidewinder was fired at a MiG,……it hit,however didn’t detonate. The pilot landed, was copied,..right down to the numbers on the transistors…to copy something is wise,…however innovation,and a free market,developers look forward not so much backwards. Is this a true copy? Cheaper copy? How do the avionics compare? Maintenance is always a bottom line issue,trainers, Sea version? Midair refueling? A closer inspection would answer some questions!

  28. The veneer is modern,…the structure itself,…quite rotten! You can’t polish a turd! You can’t tell by the cover of the book! Let them gather there War Elephants,…we have cannon! Military secrets are the most fleeting of all! They seem interested in what it does,…good! Watch my left hand! Our right hand is poised to strike! Oh!,……………..God Bless America! I love that one!

  29. Every one complaining about china copying well its far better than going to shop weapons from abroad costing more both money and time like indian army does god knows when we will become more self sufficient rather than big purchaser.

  30. Oh that’s right that’s all the info the Democrats an Clinton’s mushroom farm gave to China , gee my pockets are overflowing with money

  31. 我就她妈的好奇了,美国政府是怎么把这些武器机密交给中国政府的?中国又不是你美国的看门狗。。

  32. I hope Russia-China alliance (already in full speed) will formally be signed in 2020., and Russia will provide engines for Chinese planes!
    The US made a wrong bet, they alienated Russia instead of embracing Russia, because without Russia it is impossible to contain China! Russia has all the resources China needs, they are nuclear superpower pushed by western neoliberals and neocons towards China!
    If Russia and China get India or Pakistan, together with ex-Soviet republics into a "eastern bloc" that has conservative values instead of neoliberal one, you will see more and more countries join that military-economic bloc!
    And Afrika is the prize! Instead of military involvement Russia and China are providing money and building infrastructures and forgiving debt (Russia just forgave 30 billion $$$ debt to African countries) in exchange for military bases that will protect their investments and Chinese One Belt One Road OBOR, initiative!
    The US is blackmailing or buying country leaders to get the land for their overseas bases for free, and even that countries to pay for them, like Poland, Romania, Germany, Baltic countries here in Europe!

  33. Thanks for the vids.

    Both the US and Russia should set China up with failing systems that would make China spend untold amounts of money. Money that can’t fix stupid.

  34. It's time for China to go on with corporation with Russia and EU instead of stealing… But the question is that USA is not watching China, China shotdown in the 2000s a spy plane over China…

  35. This is ridiculous and can easily be remedied for the future

    Do NOT design any future military projects using computers connected to the INTERNET

    case solved n closed

  36. That’s called reverse engineering and China is really good at it. They’ve reversed engineered not only Amercian shit but also Russian even EU. I know as an American it’ll piss of tons of people because its Black Hawk and if it really is a copy why is everyone worrying so much, a copy can’t beat the original and we all know that. Btw the narrator also said “they reverse engineered”. And it’s legal, everyone can do that. Even Iranian has reverse engineered American UAV technology. If it was illegal, US have been crying by now or already attacked China. They copied the Su-33 even its shape which is illegal and the Russian said and protested about that. I don’t think Z-20 would be as good as the Black Hawk and it already facing engine issues

  37. How can they be so good at math but they lack big time in creativity & ingenuity they can't drive for shit so you know their pilots got to just straight-up suck I mean they are pretty good at playing video games so they can play with there copy of our drones but I mean white. Boys are good at playing video games all this just amazes me & REALLY PISSES ME OFF I guarantee most of this B.S. is because of Obama and killary selling us out just like they did selling uranium to the Russians !

  38. And this is exactly why we should not buy any more Chinese products because we’re giving them the money to build all these copied weapons that they’ve stolen from other countries.

  39. Chinese Academy of Science is only doing its best to keep up with the Joneses in all the fields of high technology one can think of. As of today, chinese aerospace companies lack the capability to produce reliable jet engines. Hacking European and American companies is the best way to cut corners but at the end of the day they lack the essential knowledge that comes from R & D. Remember the Su 33 knock off (flopping shark) that has been lost during routine operations? These hardware is only for export to the African market and for propaganda purposes. They want us to believe that they are a truly superpower like Russia and the US.

  40. HAH! What a joke. Americans flattering themselves as usual. Every single time China creates something, it is always "stolen from America". The blantant denial to accept the Chinese as intelligent entities serves only to exercerbate China's rise to the top. Have fun choking on China's dust, you hare-brained cretins.

  41. When given the chance they steal without hesitation and limitless grid, as exhibited by my Chinese colleagues at work countless number of times over the years ..

  42. Well damn. I thought the only crime in China was identity theft, now its knock helicopters. It will break down in 4months

  43. Honestly, instead of blaming Commie China which is indeed out to destroy and replace the United States globally with it’s EVIL intentions and Values.

    The United States military should up it’s game on PREVENTING ALL it’s military secrets and research INCLUDING those from it’s Contractors from being monitored by the enemy. Especially on Digital, Spies and Reverse engineering.

  44. And when the Chinese can't copy America, they copy Russia instead LOL. Chinese companies are completely devoid of creativity… Not only is this illegal, but it's also just sad.

  45. This copter is not a copy of UH-60. It has five blade rotor not four! Chinese are not that bad. THey would not copy directly. At lease something should be different, a bit. 😀

  46. Not just Lockheed Martin or Pentagon, but also Apple, Google, IBM, Cisco and NASA systems are being hacked by the Chinese. Even the universities in the U.S. must beware of the Chinese students.

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