Chinese-Russian helicopter project imminent says Deputy PM Rogozzin

Chinese-Russian helicopter project: Russia and China are on the verge of signing a deal to develop a dual-use civilian and military helicopter and are seriously considering working together on the development of a lunar research base, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has announced after a visit  to the city of Hangzhou in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province.
A route map for the development of the helicopter (believed to be based on the Mi-26) is expected to be finalised in May, he said, and the two sides had actively discussed creating a lunar research station, as well as possible cooperation between  GLONASS  and Beidou, Russia’s and China’s alternative to the GPS navigation system. “Russia and China are now becoming, as we wanted, not only neighbors but deeply integrated countries,” Rogozin said.