China has planned the purchase of Russian RD-180 engines for my rockets. About it tells RIA Novosti news Agency referring to words of Vice-Premier of RF government Dmitry Rogozin, speaking at the Russian-Chinese EXPO in Harbin after the meeting with the Vice Premier of the state Council of the PRC Wang Yang.
The signing of the agreement on the purchase of motors is planned for December 2015 during the visit of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to China. Also planned solution purchase agreements of the Russian Federation, Chinese microelectronics, even to create a spacecraft.
On the possibility of purchase by China of domestic RD-180 Rogozin said in early August 2015. The planned visit of Prime Minister of the Russian Federation in the PRC, to be held in early December 2015, approved by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets during the meeting of the intergovernmental Commission on humanitarian cooperation.
The engines RD-180 Khimki produced scientific-production Association "Energomash". These devices, in particular, are installed on the American boosters heavy class Atlas V, developed by the company ULA (United Launch Alliance) - a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin. On 3 June the Pentagon announced a competition to create an American analogue of the RD-180.