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The resulting evaluation of modern warfare with combined arms in the early and mid 1980s had revealed that the current armed helicopters in the Chinese inventory no longer met the requirements of modern combat (because all of them were converted from civilian helicopters.
RCA had to update their "cost no object," highly reliable military/commercial product and the AR-88 was the result.
Design stages probably date from as early as 1939 and the demands of WWII in Europe pushed RCA into having the AR-88 ready by early 1941.
Some sources have claimed that the development of the HJ-10 benefited from Israeli, Ukrainian and Russian technologies, but according to the official releases of the Chinese government, the system is a completely indigenously developed weapon.
Supporters of these claims have used the fact that the prolonged development of the HJ-10 as the evidence of Chinese indigenous development, the Chinese industrial and technological bases were not capable enough in the 1980s and most of the 1990s, which protracted the development time.