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Russian aviation institute to team up with China in research of Mars landing craft

The sides are the Russian Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute and the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics

MOSCOW, November 21. /TASS/. The Russian Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) will cooperate with the Chinese side in carrying out research into Mars landing craft, the TsAGI press office reported on Wednesday.

"A cooperation agreement was signed at the Airshow China 2018 on scientific and technical cooperation between TsAGI and the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics and intentions were confirmed to cooperate in the research of Mars landing craft," the press office said in a statement.

Also, TsAGI and the China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center (CARDC) signed an agreement at the airshow under the project titled: "Studying the Sources of Noise of High-Drag Bodies Using Small and Large Models to Develop the Methods of Reducing the Noise of Aircraft Landing Gear."

The project is expected to be implemented as part of the federal target program "Studies and Developments in the Priority Areas of Developing the Russian Technological Complex in the Period of 2014-2020."

The 12th Airshow China 2018 international aerospace exhibition ran in Zhuhai (China) on November 6-11.