The Z-9WE is a 4-ton-class armed helicopter powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 2C turbo-shaft engines. It can be armed with various powerful weapons including anti-tank missiles, rockets, cannons and machine guns as well as a sophisticated fire-control system and mission equipment.

The Z-9WE can perform anti-tank operation, close air support, armed reconnaissance, armed patrol, anti-terrorism and various other missions. With a remarkable combination of capability and flexibility, it is able to satisfy a wide range of demands.