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TsAGI and CARDC (China) signed a Framework cooperation agreement

22 December 2014

On December 15-16, a delegation from the China Aerodynamic Research Centre (CARDC) visited the Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI). The purpose of the meeting was to negotiate the prospects for future cooperation.

During the visit, a Framework agreement was signed, which sets out areas for joint research projects in the field of experimental and computational aerodynamics and aircraft flight dynamics. It is expected that next year in March, scientists from Russia and China will prepare an action plan for the projects and their implementation formats.

“Today we should take a closer look to the East and develop cooperation with Asian partners,” said Sergey Chernyshev, executive director of TsAGI. “TsAGI pays great attention to extending cooperation with our Chinese colleagues. We have strong experience of joint work with CARDC, lasting almost twenty years, and we are positive that we will successfully keep this tradition in the future.”

In turn, Valery Sukhanov, deputy director general of TsAGI, head of the Flight Safety Complex said: “Recently, the cooperation between Russia and China has acquired a new momentum. In November, our delegation visited Zhuhai where we met with a number of aviation executives. During the meeting it was decided to expand our cooperation. The current visit of the Chinese partners from CARDC is clear proof that this process is going well. ”

TsAGI and CARDC have longstanding experience of joint research work. Over the years the Russian aviation science center has fulfilled a number of contracts for comparative testing of models in wind tunnels and manufacture of research equipment.

The Chinese Aerodynamic Research Center (CARDC) was founded in 1968. It focuses on research in the field of low, high, and hypersonic speed aerodynamics; computational aerodynamics; design of test facilities and equipment; and production of special equipment.

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