China builds military transport aircraft

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 04, 2013 09:10 hrs

Beijing, Jan 4 (IANS) China is building a large transport aircraft for the military as part of its defence modernization drive, a media report said Friday.

The Y-20 long-range aircraft will improve the military's transportation, Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said. It will also be used in disaster relief operations.

"Research and development is proceeding as planned," the People's Daily quoted Yang as saying.

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