AirShow China Expecting Robots, Acrobatics
AirShow China Expecting Robots, Acrobatics
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China is to exhibit a second-generation example of its Snow Leopard bomb-removal robot at the Eighth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition.

The developer, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, made the announcement but gave few details of the latest version set for display and demonstration during AirShow China 2010 at Zhuhai Airport in the southern Guangdong province from Nov. 16-21.

The Snow Leopard is basically a platform on caterpillar racks but it can climb stairs, CASIC said. It features a hydraulically operated arm with two large flap-like "hands," which CASIC said have the dexterity to safely pick up objects as delicate as a cell phone but also has the strength to handle a 20-pound iron block.

The new version is undergoing tests to make it ready for the Zhuhai exhibition, put on every two years since 1996, and one of the country’s premier aviation exhibitions for aerospace and related military and commercial technology.

Also set for AirShow China is a demonstration by Pakistani acrobatic team, the Sherdils, flying their recently acquired K-8 advanced trainers, a joint Pakistan and China project. The K-8 was bought to replace the Sherdils’s aging T-37 trainers.

Bombardier, which will exhibit at Zhuhai, said last month that it expects the bulk of its new orders for its regional 100- to 150-seat C-Series commercial passenger aircraft to come from China’s fast-growing market.



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