Friday, May 29, 2020

AR 500C,China's first unmanned helicopter

Ø   The AR500C  helicopter which is China’s first unmanned helicopter recently made its maiden flight.
Ø  It is developed mainly for plateau operations.
Ø  It is capable of conducting missions including reconnaissance, communication relay, electronic disruption and fire strike at high altitude, this versatile and easy-to-operate drone could help safeguard China's southwestern borders with India.
Ø  It is developed by Aviation Industry Corporation of China(AVIC).
Ø  It can take off at an elevation of 5,000 meters and has a ceiling of 6,700 meters. It has an endurance of five hours, maximum speed of 170 km/h and a maximum take off weight of 500 kg.
Ø   It can take off, land and hover automatically and is installed with a number of advanced flight programs for efficient and safe flights.